How to Turn Your Photos into Lego with Photoshop

How to Turn Your Photos into Lego with Photoshop
Right-click on the Background layer then choose Blending Options. Enable the Bevel & Emboss option then set the Technique to Chisel Hard and Size to 1-2px (so that it looks similar to the image below). If the bevel looks too strong, you can lower the Highlight/Shadow Opacity setting on the bottom. Click OK to apply the layer styles.

Step 9

Now we need to turn this image into a pattern. Go to Edit > Define Pattern. Name it anything then click OK.

Step 10

Close the current document without saving and switch back to your main Photoshop document. Create a new Pattern adjustment layer by clicking on the New Adjustment Layer button in your Layers panel then selecting Pattern.
Select the brick pattern then click OK.

Step 11

Change the blending mode of your layer to Linear Light. You’ll now have a brick image and this is what your photo will look like if bricks came in every color and shade.

Step 12

Because bricks don’t come in every color and shade, we need to compress it to a more limited color palette. We’ll do this with two layers; one to affect the tone and the other for the color. In your Layers panel, click on the New Adjustment Layer button then select Posterize. Move this layer below your Pattern Fill layer then change the blending mode to Luminosity. The Luminosity blend mode prevents your layer from affecting the colors in your image. = Adjust the Levels setting to anywhere from 4-8.

Step 13

Now we need to compress the saturation of the colors to a more limited range. To do this, create a new red Solid Color fill layer by clicking on the New Adjustment Layer button in your Layers panel and selecting Solid Color.
Pick any color then set the S (Saturation) to 75% and B (Brightness) to 100%. The H (Hue) can be any color. Click OK.
Move this layer below your Pattern fill layer then set the layer blending mode to Saturation.

Final Results

Here’s the final results! You can adjust the opacity of your Posterize layer if you need to bring back more tone into the image.
If you want your brick photo to look more like the official Lego Photo app, simply change the blending mode of your Posterize layer to Normal.

Download the PSD

https://downloads.photoshoptutorials.ws/40Brick Mosaics.zip You can also download the Photoshop actions here.

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23 comments on “How to Turn Your Photos into Lego with Photoshop”

  1. my kids loved this a lovely way to get away from the cold breeze. My boys are at football i left them with some apple slices to give them some needed energy! what a mum i am.

  2. How do you download this? Each time I click on one of the links, I just end up endlessly installing software, but never get the PDF or video to this tutorial. Can you provide the link please?

  3. Very cool! I know a couple of kids that would LOVE to see images of themselves made like this. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love your tutorial, thank you.
    I am a beginner, I hope with you I learn something, to the next video

  5. Thank you a lot; you are understandable compared to many other tutorial that make trick that we can not do

  6. I love it!
    Even though I bases, I could learn stuff, actually.
    It is clear and you explained very well, continues long like that, buddy !

  7. cool.
    I just learned a new trick in Photoshop :)
    Continue to publish lessons, thank you Denny Tang

  8. Thank you for this tutorial, I loved and it is very useful.
    Photoshop is so rich tool that we should always learn

  9. I'll test it with my facebook picture :-)
    This is useful to blur and give atmosphere to the picture

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