Hi readers, this is one more different tutorial from animhut regarding photo manipulation. In this tutorial we are going to see how to create a party ball style photo-manipulation. Okay now let’s go into the tutorial and hope you all enjoy it.
Preparation: First of all collect 16 pictures or photographs of related subjects so that we can have a theme in it. I have collected 16 Charlie Chaplin pictures.
Open an A4 size document with 300 pixels/cm resolution.
Now open one more document of size 50 px X 50 px of 72 pixels/inch resolution and transparent background.
Press Ctrl+A to select the entire area and now go to Edit->Stroke and the Stroke dialog box opens up. Choose black color in it and center in it of size 1 pixel. Then go to Edit->Define Pattern and save it as a pattern.
Now open up a new layer in the A4 size document. Go to Edit -> Fill and choose Pattern fill in that and choose the pattern that we have created now.
Now open all the 16 photos you have collected. Take the crop tool. Select 48 px X 48 px with 300 pixels/cm resolution and start cropping them in square shapes.
As you crop those images drag drop them into your A4 size document one by one and make sure that it each picture fits in each square box like this. You must place them in 4 rows and 4 columns such that all the 16 pictures are fixed in 16 squares.
Now group all those picture layers together. Then take 4 copies of that group and place it in a manner such that you are able to fill 8 rows and 8 columns totally filling 64 squares.
Now take a copy of all those groups and merge them together into one layer and hide all other groups including the background.
Now select the merged layer. Make a perfect circular selection suct that it touches all the four sides of the square box that has been filled with pictures.
Now press Ctrl+shift+I to make invert selection and delete rest of them. Once again press Ctrl+Shift+I to come back to the same circular selection.
Now go to Filters->Distort->Spherize and give the following settings. Amount: 100, Mode: Normal
Now go to Image->Adjustments->Desaturate and desaturate that layer. Then create a new layer above it and fill it with blue color completely and the change blending mode to color.
That’s all you have created a party ball style photo-manipulation.