Charis Tsevis strikes again with an incredible project. He designed 38 photo mosaics for The Emirates Air Line "New Perspective" campaign where each mosaic shows a different destination the airline offers. Each photo mosaic is a piece art made out of hundreds of photos. For more about Charis Tsevis visit www.tsevis.com. Here are some of the 38 mosaics we selected to share with you, to view the full project visit The Emirates Air-Line "New Perspective" campaign . Perth, Australia New York City, USA Nairobi, Kenya Dubai, UAE San Francisco, USA Melbourne, Australia Dubai, UAE Sidney, Australia Sidney, Australia Los Angeles, USA Maldives Brisbane, Australia Auckland, New Zealand Rio de Janeiro, Brazil New Delhi, India
For the 2014 release of Creative Cloud, Adobe is celebrating creativity by bringing together amazing artists from around the world to remix the Creative Cloud logo into a collaborative mosaic. Each artist gets one tile. The finished piece will be an expression of the endless possibilities of Creative Cloud. These are only a few pieces of the puzzle, to view the entire mosaic go to Adobe Creative Cloud.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a really nice effect from mixing a mosaic pattern with a photo. We will play around with masks and other basic filters, but the outcome will be very cool. Step 1 Open Pixelmator, and create a new document. I am using a size of 1440×900 pixels. Fill the background layer with black, and import the cubes pattern texture by clicking here. Insert it into your design. Step 2 With the pattern selected, go to Filter>Tile>Affine Tile. Use 0 for the Angle, 0.40 for the Scale, 1 for the Stretch, and 0 for the Skew. Step 3 Reduce the Opacity of the layer to 20%. Make sure that the background is set to black. Step 4 Using the Magic Wand Tool (W), select one of the sides of the cubes and create a new layer with it by inverting the selection and deleting the rest of the layer. Step 5 Repeat the same procedure for the other side of the cube, and create another layer. These two sides will be used to mask the photos. Step 6 Now, let’s import a photo. The one I am using is courtesy of Shutterstock and can be downloaded by clicking here. Insert it in the center of the design, and duplicate it twice, so that you have three layers that include the girl. Step 7 In one of the layers, go to Edit>Transform, then click on the little icon on the left, the little gear, and select Skew. Distort the photo following the cubes’ angle. Next, go to Filter>Blur>Guassian Blur. Use 15 for the radius. Step 8 Holding down the Command key, click on the thumb of the layer of the sides of the cube layer created in step 5. Then select the distorted photo from the previous step, and go to Layer>Add Layer Mask. Step 9 Repeat the same procedure from step 7 with the other layer of the girl. Step 10 Again, mask the layer but use the other side of the cubes layer. That way you will have a sort of deconstructed photo that follows the cubes pattern. Step 11 Now, make the non-distorted layer of the girl visible, and rearrange the order, so that it is behind the two other distorted layers. After that, group the three layers and rename the group “Girl.” Step 12 Using the Lasso Tool (L), create a marquee selection of one of the cubes. Add a new layer, and fill the marquee selection with black. You will now have a hexagon. Go to View>Show Brushes. Drag the layer with the hexagon to the brush palette, in order to create a new brush. Step 13 Now select the “Girl” group, and go to Layer>Add Layer Mask. Then, using the Brush Tool (B), select the hexagon brush created in the previous step and use black to begin painting over the mask area to be hidden. Make some cubes visible by hiding sections of the “Girl” group. Step 14 Duplicate the hexagonal pattern layer, and rearrange it, so that it is in front of the other layers. Next, change the Blending to Soft Light. Step 15 Add a new layer on top of the others, and fill it with black. Change the Blending to Multiply, and select the Brush Tool (B). Using the color white and a big and very soft brush, begin painting in the center of the document in order to create a vignette effect. Order of the Layers Conclusion This method is an extremely simple technique with a really nice outcome. It is all about playing with a pattern and mask. It is now up to you to come up with different ideas and ways of using Pixelmator. Download the Pixelmator File Click here to download the Pixelmator File
These are nothing like the usual mosaics you seen before, these portraits are so amazing by the way they are created and how amazing the result is. These mosaic artworks are created by the Greek designer and visual artist Charis Tsevis. To find ou more about Charis Tsevis visit his website http://www.tsevis.com and his flickr account. Click on each image to view the bigger version of it. Michael Phelps Barack Obama Twitter Angel Mimis Androulakis Ronaldo Callie Shell HERmark La Ballerina Kobe Bryant Alex Song Oguchi Onyewu Eddie Pope Valentino Rossi Akon Yvette Jarvis IKEA Sweeden IKEA Sweeden IKEA Sweeden IKEA Sweeden IKEA Sweeden
Charis Tsevis is a graphic design from Athens, Greece. His work has a lot of influence from the Gestal Psicology, which he studied in College. His work is full of mosaics, portraits and images formed by thousands of tiny little photos of objects. Sometimes it reminds a bit of pixel art, simply awesome. My name is Charis Tsevis and I am a visual designer, living and working at Athens, Greece. I run my own studio under the name “Tsevis Visual Design” with my beloved wife Eva and our colleagues both for domestic or foreign projects. Since April 1st, 2008 I am working for Adobe Systems. I am the Channel Manager for the Mediterranean region. This is real fun as Adobe occupies the center of the creative software industry. What we do mostly is providing our creative services at the publishing and editorial industry and at the same time, we enjoy being active in illustration and multimedia. I could say that we are specializing in book and brochure design. My wife and me both love fiction and non-fiction and that giving us the ability to successfully meet the needs of our clients, trying to deliver the best we can to support any product or service of them. Below you can see some examples of Charis' work, but we, as usual, highly recommend that you check out his Flickr Charis Tsevis or at http://www.tsevis.com/