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.
We need to see a bit of the shadows, so nudge it down using the Move tool as seen in the below image. Use Gaussian Blur filter with 10px radius to blur the shadows.
We just need shadows for the downside part, so we'll need to erase unwanted shadows using Eraser tool like shown in the below image. And that's it, we are done!
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Piece of Arctic.zip | 14 MB