October 18, 2013 § Leave a comment
After deciding I want to proceed with the mandala idea I began my initial experiments.
Here I firstly being in the bottle cap into Photoshop, then extending the canvas size so it ‘s exactly twice as large enabling me to fit in 4 images side by side.
After duplicating the image I flip it horizontally making both images touch, this creates a mirror of the image, I then copy both these layers then flipping them vertically, here I’ve created a four way mirror, I merge the layers as I no longer need them individually.
I next duplicate the merged layer and rotate it 90 degrees, from this point on it gets fun, I simply tweak the blending mode of this layer to attain a variety of effects, the one on the below image is ‘Multiply’, merging the layers into one colourful mirrored image.
I experimented with different ways of layering the bottle caps to gain different styles and effects, the more overlapping that occurred the more interesting and complex the designs were that formed.
The next set of images display the different blending modes, I have annotated each with the effect present: