Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mosaic Monday #4 Colour Palettes

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There is a new Mosaic Monday button to take for your blog if you wish near the top of the sidebar. There is also a new Mosaic Monday post category further down if you want to look at older posts of the link party. (Thank you to Karen Valentine my blog designer for these)

As much as I enjoy creating collages of photos, colour palettes can also become addictive. I fooled around in PicMonkey to make a few for this week.



For each example I placed a photo in a mosaic template from PicMonkey and created a colour border for all except the last. Now open edit at the top and add overlay shapes where the other mosaic partitions were. They need to be sized and once the first is to your liking, right click to duplicate it and drag the duplicated shape into place. Continue doing this until the mosaic is filled as much as you want.
Then it's just a matter of touching the paint brush tool to part of your picture to pick up a colour in it and paint each shape. The first paintbrush is an outer part which I made transparent in all of the above mosaics and then with the second paintbrush made the middle the chosen solid colour.
In the example on the left I chose a border colour which colours the entire mosaic background whereas on the right I didn't and that results in a white background. This time I did choose an outer colour with the paintbrush which was the leaf, the inner paintbrush coloured the veins.
I hope I explained this technique well enough that you can play around yourself. Truthfully, my computer expertise is not that great and if any participants would like to demonstrate a different method of mosaics for others to try I hope you will in a post some time and link to the party. The editing software should be free and I'm sure there are other fun collage things to do in PicMonkey that many of us use.



32 comments:

  1. Your mosaics are beautiful, Judith! Each one would make a lovely greeting card. Thanks for this info about PicMonkey.

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  2. I would love to make a color palette! I love the way they bright out the colors in your photos. My post was all about color today, too. It looks like I saw what you were posting and then did mine! haha! Enjoy your Sunday! Thanks for the fun party! Hugs, your lavender sister, Diane

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  3. Beautiful...interesting use of colour,especially in the third image. Lovely maple leaves and new button!

    Happy Mosaic Monday!
    Ruby

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  4. I'm glad you have a post category for Mosaic Monday as it makes it easier to link back to those posts. The colour pallets are lovely, especially the last one with the fall colours. Hope you are having a good weekend.

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  5. Beautiful work, Judith. Somehow it makes one appreciate color even more by seeing the pallet you have created. Thanks for hosting and have a good week.

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  6. Nicely done, Judith! Love the fallish flowers as well as the bluejay! Thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs, Beth

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  7. Oh my, these are absolutely stunning mosaics and you've got me eager to try my hand at more than putting pictures into the PicMonkey shapes. . .but I may just take a deep breath and keep looking at yours instead!

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  8. Judith, a beautiful job on your creations!...:)JP

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  9. you did have fun with colors! :) Everything is so pretty! :)

    I smiled when I saw your jay as I was feeding one peanuts this morning and he's molting plus he was soaking wet and I can't wait to see if any of the pictures turned out / poor guy looked miserable, lol! :)

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  10. It is sure fun to create paint swatches like this from a photo. If anybody has trouble picking out a paint color for a room, this is the way to go, LOL.

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  11. Pretty mosaics Judith. I'll try to read this post again and get some tips. Thanks for sharing them.

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  12. Lovely Judith

    Love the Blue Jay picture. Your mosaics are pretty.

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  13. Hi Judith. This is my first time to join Mosaic Monday. I am not sure if I have linked correctly. Perhaps I need more instruction. I do love your color pallets, especially the blueberry.

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  14. Beautiful photos, I will definitely download pic monkey, your mosaics are wonderful.

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  15. Cool tips, Judith...thanks! Happy September, by the way. :)

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  16. Hi,Judith
    What beautiful images! Wow,it is very difficult to say which one is my favorite.All of them captivate my heart!

    Let's have a happy new week.

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  17. I love these mosaics with the color pallette Judith. Thanks for the directions as I would love to use these. And the button is perfect on my sidebar. Popping off to catch up with all the other linked in blogs.

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  18. These are lovely mosaics Judith.
    I will have a try next time - it's fun!
    I like Pic Monkey, but it seems whenever I want to play - they ask me to upgrade which means paying for it!!!

    Many thanks for hosting
    enjoy your week
    Shane

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  19. Your mosaics are just beautiful, Judith! I may have to take some time and play around with PicMonkey!

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  20. Happy Monday and Labour Day, Judith! Your mosiacs are very interesting. I loved playing around with colours when I studied Cosmetology. I guess I will have to purchase a package thru Pic Monkey to do what you did. I don't have many options with the program I use and they are always asking me to upgrade. Love your blue pallete. Thanks for hosting and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  21. Hi Judith. I love those mosaics and what you did with the colours. Wonderful. I must go and have a look at Pick monkey. Never heard of it before. Have a nice week.

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  22. These are beautiful, I have yet to totally master playing around with the graphics. Thank you for hosting us!

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  23. Beautiful mosaics. I love the colors.

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  24. Beautiful photos!! And so interesting ideas!! I'll have to learn about them from your pics... also, a little study will be required...I guess! Ahve a sunny week!

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  25. Wow - that looks like fun. I love all the colors. I'll have to try that on picmonkey - I've not explored all of it yet. I posted about another free editing program - ipiccy.com - it is also free and so very much fun!!!!

    Love the color palettes.

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  26. I forgot I also did a collage on my new blog so linking in with it too. :)

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  27. Well that was fun. I'm going to have to try that out now for myself. The butterfly one here was my favorite.

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  28. Judith...these mosaics are beautiful! I noticed one today that Anita Johnson posted and I wondered how she did it....she must have done it on Picmonkey. I have been using it over over a year and didn't know you could do this! Thanks for the info!

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  29. Isn't Pic Monkey fun? I used it last Christmas and will try and visit it again one day. You did a great job with these!

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  30. I am always a day late and a dollar short and am just now finding that you are now hosting MM. I will come play with you very soon. :)

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