Turn any photo into a dot grid artwork with these Photoshop actions. You'll get great results with dots that change size. They get larger in brighter areas and smaller in darker areas. Free download available.
Step 10 - Background PaintingBefore we continue the painting, let me show you the layer order again. I made some changes to the layer order because the sketch layer must be on top of all layers with the blending mode set to Multiply. You also want to lock the layer so that you don’t paint on it accidentally. At this point, we can start coloring the sketch and paint the main shapes. Don’t focus too much on one area; just start applying some shading. When painting, make sure that your brush has a hardness of 100%. Using a brush with a soft edge will produce blurry results. Now here as you see I have just locked the sketch. You must do same.
Step 11 - Changing the Canvas SizeNow I’ll change the image size of my painting so that I can add more details. Using Image > Image Size, I set the new canvas setting to:
- Width: 1200 pixels
- Height: 3010 pixels
- Resolution:300 dpi