Studio Artist provides a large number of different approaches to use when building photo mosaic effects (representing a larger image with a collection of smaller images). Many of the photo mosaic feature options available to you allow for much more visually interesting adaptive mosaic block placement that a traditional grid arrangement of rectangular sub image blocks you see with conventional photo mosaic imagery.
There are several videos explaining how to do Photo Mosaics in Studio Artist 5 here.
However, if you are interested in conventional grid mosaic effects, either with a single size sub-block, or working with a conventional grid while adding additional detail via smaller nested sub-blocks at edge feature areas, you have the tools in the paint synthesizer to let you build grid based photo mosaic paint presets. There are different approaches you can take to program grid layout effects in the paint synthesizer, some work better than others if you are interested in overlaying smaller sub-blocks on image features to build more detail. Today’s post will look at some subtleties of how to program grid layout of single paint nibs in the paint synthesizer.
For today’s post we’re going to be looking at an old 3.5 factory preset called 3.5 Collection : Graffiti Brushes : Graffiti Grid Scan3. This preset uses a small 48×32 pixel movie brush built from a folder of graffiti images to build a photo mosaic.