The last 2 day’s posts have covered working with photo mosaic effects that tile in a regular grid pattern and allow for addition of non-overlapping sub blocks within the tiling mosaic to add additional detail. At the end of yesterday’s post we briefly mentioned that you could use the Vectorizer to define the region structure for a photo mosaic, which allows for all kinds of interesting non-regular mosaic patternings. Today’s post will discuss how to build irregular shaped photo mosaic effects based on Vectorizer generated regions.
We will still use the paint synthesizer and a movie source brush to ultimately paint in the photo mosaic effect. The Vectorizer will be used to generate the region shapes that will then be filled in one by one with a movie brush paint synthesizer preset. We’ll use the selection buffer as the means to use the Vectorizer output to drive the path start regionization in the paint synthesizer to build the irregular photo mosaic image.