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Mandala Instructions

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Mandala Instruction EDITED Table format

Or follow along with the instructions below.

Pick a photo and open in photoshop

Complete all your edits; Clean up little spots on fabric etc and crop into a square.

In tool bar click on Image, then Image size. Be sure you change to (inches), then select a size that is around 4 to 6 inches (This is something you can play around with later when you get more comfortable.) I have found that if you start out with a larger formatted photo you will end up with a giant file before we are finished and can slow down your photo and gobble up memory space. So, in the beginning while you are playing I would start with a smaller image.

Select all (Command A on a mac)

Copy (Command C on a mac)

Image, Canvas Size, Make sure Relative is not checked. 

Double the height size exactly, click the top middle square in the anchor

selection to make sure the original photo stays on the top. You can also click on the canvas

extension color at the bottom of the canvas size screen. I like to choose black.

click ok

Do a (Command V on a mac) to paste the copy of your original photo onto the canvas.

Edit, Transform, Flip Vertically.

Click on the move tool, Be sure the photos are perfectly aligned and there are no lines showing that separate the two

photos.

Flatten Images, (Command E on a mac)

Now we have to double the image again horizontally.

Copy photo,(Command A on a Mac) and then Command C on Mac).

Image, Canvas Size, Double the width exactly, click the right hand middle or left hand middle square in the anchor selection to make sure the original photo stays to the right hand or left hand side. Click the canvas

extension color at the bottom of the canvas size screen to match the color you chose when you

doubled the image before.

click ok

Do a (Command V on a mac) to paste the copy of your original onto the canvas.

Edit, Transform, Flip Horizontally.

Be sure the photos are perfectly aligned and there are no lines showing that separate the two

photos.

Flatten Images, (Command E on a mac)

Duplicate Layer (Command J)

Now we need to tilt the image, (Command T on a Mac) At the top of the tool bar you need to

type in 20 degrees in the angle box, and click ok. That will tilt your copied image 20 degrees. Click the check mark.

Starting with Duplicate Layer (Command J), Repeat that a total of 8 times. You will end up with a total of 9 layers each rotated 20 degrees.

Now click on the top image in layers pallet. Hold down the shift key and then click the bottom

layer. This will make all the layers highlighted.

Right Click and convert to smart object. (IF YOU SKIP THIS STEP YOU ARE HOSED)

Click Image, Canvas Size, enlarge the entire thing by 3 or 4 inches larger than the biggest side.

Layer, Smart Objects, Stack Mode, (Then you can experiment… Entropy, Kurtosis, Maximum,

Mean, Median, Minimum, Range, Skewness, Standard Deviation, Summation, Variance.) Each

one will give you a totally different result.

After you choose which one you like the best then you can take it another step if you like and

play with your photo in Topaz Impressions or Nik Color Efex.

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