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Turn a Photo into Lego Mosaic with Photoshop

Lego Mosaic Photo Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, learn to Turn a Photo into Lego Mosaic. Creating a brick Mosaic is an easy process. You will also learn to pixelate an image, create a pattern, and apply the pattern.

Lego Mosaic Photo effect in Photoshop

Follow the below-mentioned steps to Turn a Photo into Lego Mosaic with Photoshop:

Step 1

Open an image in Photoshop that you want to convert into Lego Mosaic.

Open an Image

After opening the image, press Ctrl + J to duplicate it. Then convert the duplicate layer into Smart Object.

Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object

Convert to Smart Object
Step 2

Go to Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic.

Select Mosaic Filter

Adjust the cell size in the Mosaic filter. This cell size will determine the size of the lego brick pattern.

Adjust the Mosaic Cell Size
Step 3

Press Ctrl + N to create a new document. The Width and Height of the new document will be the same as the Cell Size set in the above step.

Create a New Document
Step 4

Press Shift + F5 to open the Fill dialogue box. Set the Contents to 50% Gray and click OK.

Set the Fill Color

Select the Ellipse Tool and draw a circle at the center of the document. Press and hold the Shift key while drawing the circle.

Draw a circle at the center
Step 5

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options.

Select Blending Options

Under Advanced Blending, reduce the Fill Opacity to 0%. Then select and put a checkmark on Bevel & Emboss Layer Style. (See the images below)

Advanced Blending Layer Style
Bevel & Emboss Layer Style
Step 6

Now select the Drop Shadow Layer Style and make few changes in the settings. (See the image below)

Apply Drop Shadow Layer Style
Step 7

Now select the Background Layer and unlock the layer by clicking on the padlock icon. We will apply Layer Style to this layer.

Unlock the layer
Lego Mosaic Photo in Photoshop

Now go to Layer > Layer Style > Bevel & Emboss.

Bevel & Emboss Layer Style

Go to Edit > Define Pattern. A dialogue box will appear. In that dialogue box, you can give a name to the pattern and then click OK.

Select Define Pattern
Save the Pattern
Step 8

Now switch back to the main photoshop document and select the smart object layer. Then click on the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer button in the Layers Panel. Select Pattern from the options list. Fill the layer with the Brick Pattern.

Select Pattern
Lego Mosaic Photo in Photoshop

Change the Blending Mode of the layer.

Change the blending mode
Step 9

Again select the Smart Object Layer and click on the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer button. Select Posterize from the list. Adjust the Level and change the Blending Mode of the layer.

Select Posterize
Posterize the layer
Step 10

Now we will create a Soild Color Fill Adjustment Layer and then choose a color for the layer. Also, change the Blending Mode of the layer.

Solid Color Adjustment Layer
Lego Mosaic Photo in Photoshop
Lego Mosaic Photo in Photoshop

This is how you can Turn a Photo into Lego Mosaic in Photoshop. Practice this Photoshop Tutorial and convert your photo into Lego Mosaic.

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