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.
What you'll be creating
Step 1Create a new document in Adobe Photoshop and enter the settings mentioned in the next image.
Pick the Horizontal Type Tool and use the Lithos Pro Black font. Move to your canvas, add the "write" text with the size set to 140px and the color to #FFE5CD.
Step 3Open the Layer Style window for your text and enter the settings mentioned in the next images.
Duplicate your text using the Control + J keyboard shortcut, focus on your Layers panel, make sure that your copy is selected and lower the Fill to 0%. Open the Layer Style window for this copy and enter the settings mentioned below.
Concentrate on your Toolbar, set the foreground color to #804C1C and pick the Rectangle Tool. Move to your canvas, create a 522 x 15px vector shape and place it as you can see in the first image. Focus on your Layers panel, hold the Control button from your keyboard and then click on the thumbnail icon that stands for your text to load a simple selection around it. Now, make sure that your rectangle is selected and click on the Add Layer Mask button
Step 6Open the Layer Style window for your brown vector shape and enter the settings mentioned in the next images.
Focus on the Layers panel, duplicate ( Control + J ) your "write" copy text, right click on this fresh copy and go to Clear Layer Style. Hit again right click on this copy, go to Convert to Shape and change its color to green ( #389149 ).
Step 8Make sure that your green vector shape is selected, pick the Pen Tool and create the vector shape roughly as shown below.
Step 9Pick the Path Selection Tool, select your vector shape made in the previous step, focus on the top bar and go to Subtract Front Shape.
Pick the Add Anchor Point Tool, make sure that your green vector shape is selected and add one anchor point on the highlighted place as shown in the first image. Now, grab the Direct Selection Tool, select the anchor points from the bottom side of your green vector shape and hit the right arrow button from your keyboard ( 2 -3 times ) to move them few pixels.
Import the paper texture, hit Control + T and resize it to 500 x 308px. Make a selection around your green vector shape, make sure that the paper texture is selected and click theAdd Layer Mask button. Focus on the Layers panel, select the green vector shape and lower the Fill to 0% and then place the paper texture below the brown vector shape using the Control + [ keyboard shortcut.
Step 12Open the Layer Style window for your paper texture and enter the settings mentioned in the next images.
Change the foreground color to #E4F8FF, pick the Pen Tool and create the following vector shape. Again, make sure that this vector shape is below the brown vector shape.