Initial Experimentation

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.

Screen Shot 2013-10-17 at 14.16.07

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.

Screen Shot 2013-10-17 at 14.16.23

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.

Screen Shot 2013-10-17 at 14.45.35

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.

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The next set of images display the different blending modes, I have annotated each with the effect present:

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Normal

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Difference

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.59.35

Linear Dodge (Add)

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.58.44

Darker Colour

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.59.31

Colour Dodge

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Screen

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.59.27

Lighten

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Linear Burn

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.58.38

Colour Burn

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.58.36

Multiply

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.58.34

Darken

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.59.51

Hard Mix

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Luminosity

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Pin Light

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Colour

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Linear Light

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Vivid Light

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.59.43

Hard Light

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.59.41

Soft Light

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.59.38

Overlay

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 14.59.36

Lighten Colour

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Saturation

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Hue

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 15.00.00

Divide

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Subtract

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Exclusion

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