Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How to Make a Photo Mosaic

I have to admit I am obsessed with these photo mosaics.  I've given them as gifts for bridal showers, birthdays, and Christmas!  I also made one with all of the pictures from my wedding and had it printed on canvas and it's hanging up in my living room looking absolutely fantastic!  Do you want to know the best part of all!?  They're actually SUPER easy to make! 



I gave one of these as a gift to a coworker this Christmas and another coworker's first reaction was, "So you're making a tutorial for that, right!?"  So here it is... I added this option to the poll just for her... and it won the poll this week!



First things first, download the program here:

http://www.andreaplanet.com/andreamosaic/

Now it's time to play along.  I promise it's much easier than it looks!






Here are two versions of the mosaic for you to see close up.

This one has 1500 tiles:

This one has 5000 tiles:

All of your settings will depend largely in part on what pictures you use, so be sure to play around with the settings!

You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WPihx63tTnRDNoM3kwR0JNM0U/edit?usp=sharing
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Drive.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

 I've been playing around recently with using Smart Notebook files on other types of interactive white boards, and I figured I'd offer help for one of the whiteboards on the poll: How to open a Smart Notebook File on a Mimio board!

4 comments:

  1. Wow that looks cool!! Thanks for sharing.
    Erin
    <a href="http:www.learningtobeawesome.blogspot.com>Learning to be Awesome</a>

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  2. Hi,
    Nice tutorial. AndreaMosaic is a nice program, I have used it myself.
    If you want to make mosaics with scattered tiles and fade backgrounds, try www.mosaikify.com . It's free! Have a look at the 'Gallery' page to see what I mean.

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  3. Hi,
    Nice tutorial. AndreaMosaic is a nice program, I have used it myself.
    If you want to make mosaics with scattered tiles and fade backgrounds, try www.mosaikify.com . It's free! Have a look at the 'Gallery' page to see what I mean.

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  4. that coworker would be me and I just saw this. Thank you so much! I love love love it. I can't wait to try it.

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