Mandalas

©Doodles by LadyFox  01/16/2011

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Feel free to email me LadyFox

This tutorial was done with PSP9   
but could be done with other versions.

All of my tutorials are written following the steps I used to make my graphic.   
It is my hope that you will take what I provide 
and do your own thing with it. 

Any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation
http://www.answers.com/topic/mandala

 

YOU WILL NEED

Paint Shop Pro -  Download a trial version 
An image to work with
I have provided three in the zip file
Two are my photos, One is from MorgueFile 
and the other I got somewhere
Basic knowledge of layers  

Here are some links to several sites where you can obtain free to use
images, textures and backgrounds

http://www.grsites.com/archive/textures/
http://www.morguefile.com
http://mayang.com/textures/
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/

Warning: Making these may become addictive

Remember to SaveOften
STEPS - These are the steps I used.


Drag the arrow to mark your place

1.

Lets Begin

 I am giving instructions using the provided images. Just experiment and most of all HAVE FUN
Also in the file is my center mark graphic.
I like using it to find the center of an image
Just copy it and paste as a new layer in your image
Move to your main layer to work
When you are done just delete that layer

Open picture 001.jpg

Place the center mark [if desired]

Selection Tool [S]
Selection type: Circle
mode: Replace
Feather: 0
Anti-alias: checked

The circle selection works from the center out
Place the cursor in the center of the image
and drag outward to make your selection

 If you right click on the marching ants you can move the selection
The selection does not need to be centered

2.

Kaleidoscope 

  Effects/ Reflection Effects/ Kaleidoscope


Edit/ Copy [Ctrl+C]
Edit/ Paste/ Paste As New Image [Ctrl+V]

Close the original image without saving
Or 
Edit/ Undo to try different settings

3. Picture 002
 
4.  Pyracantha
   
5. DSC_0259.jpg
   


6. Hannah's Settings
  Hannah Clements was nice enough to share her settings
Thanks Hannah
http://taigadesigns.homestead.com/

"I start with an image of anything, as long as there are flowers or bright colors in it, and then I just do the kaleidoscope until I like it...then I select with the circle selection tool, copy, and paste as new image ...then tube it"
 
   
 

 I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial

OK now I am hooked on mandalas.   Are there other things I can do with them?
Make a Frame     Make a Plate    Make Some Gems

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  01/16/2011

If you have any questions or need help,  feel free to email me LadyFox

 

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