I like your image. It seems you used a smaller stained glass cell size which helps a lot in taking away the "chicken wire look" I was getting earlier in my image.
So I am now trying a stained glass panel with a smaller cell size within the original stained glass panel. This has taken away a lot of the chicken wire look and is getting closer to what I would like. Still needs some more tweaking though.
So not only are you getting the Creative Effects Challenge a little early - it's one that will create a template that you can use over and over again. We are going to create this stained-glass effect as a template that you can use on any image. After you create it just save it as a PSD or TIFF and you have your template.
I have run out of A3+ sized paper here at home so I set up my template for A3 paper. Since A3 = 2 x A4, my A3 template is also an A4 template.
So just a quick reminder for anyone who is thinking of printing their final result, set up your template for the paper size you will be printing on at the very start of your project. And if you're likely to print on paper sizes of different aspect ratios, you will most likely need a template for each paper size.
Also, btw, the wrapping of wire look you mentioned in an earlier post, I am leaving in at the moment as per my earlier image since it can also look like the lead from the leading has been pressed into the wider border lead. I still have some more tweaking to do to get it and the rest of the image look right before printing it.
This is version 2, but still has the "looking through chicken wire" feel
Yep, and yet while not the "intended" effect, I like it somehow. Thanks for sharing your efforts!
Thank you Tom,
If I can get the background to look like it's in the same (or very close to the same) vertical plane as the leading then it would look more realistic as a stain glass window. The latest version with the bird (photo of a kite in the sky) helps to make the image flatter and take away the looking through chicken wire effect. I'll keep tweaking and hopefully get something I will be happy to print