Saturday, November 13, 2010

How to Make a Kaleidoscope Photo

This is for Anyes, Jane, Anne, Diane, Carolina and anyone else who looked at yesterday's post and wondered if they could do the same. The answer is Yes! It just requires a plug-in for PhotoShop and you can download it from this website,  Mehdi Plugins. If you are concerned about downloading from a non-Adobe site (and to let you know, I haven't had any problems doing that) you can also find a cool kaleidoscope plug-in here at Adobe's exchange page.

It's super easy to use and you can use any picture to create a kaleidoscope. Here are a couple of examples.

Quatrefoil Door Detail

After Using Kaleidoscope


After Using Kaleidoscope


Anyes said...

Karen! How sweet of you, I feel like a child with a brand new toy...Going to try it out right now.
Thank you so much :-)

flwrjane said...

Dammit, I'm at work and probably shouldn't even be reading this but hey,too cool not to comment.

Thanks for the info, you'll know when it works for me!

xo Jane

Karen said...

Anyes: All those wonderful pictures on your blogs would make terrific kaleidoscopes. I hope to see one soon.

Jane: And flowers make some of the best kaleidoscopes. Along with Anyes' blog, I hope to see one on your blog also!

moreidlethoughts said...

Well, thankyou for the links, but I don't have Photoshop. Yet! I still just fiddle with the camera's editor.
And your nasturtiums? Very Busby Berkley!

Karen said...

Di: Are you familiar with Picnik ( It's a website that allows you to upload your photos for free and then edit them using tools similar to PhotoShop. They have a tool called Hypnotic that is very similar to Kaleidoscope.