Pointillize an Image in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Rushell, Eng

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    To begin, we should have Photoshop open, and either create a new document or open an existing one
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    We should ensure on the right-hand side that we've selected the layer we want to be working with
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    Come up to "Filter" on the menu at the top of the screen
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    Then go down to "Pixelate"
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    Go across and click on "Pointillize"
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    As we can see in our preview, this gives the effect of of a pointillism painting, with the points being the small dots that are made up of the colors
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    We can zoom in with the plus sign at the bottom left corner of the preview image
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    We can also zoom out using the minus sign in the same location
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    We can also select the percentage we want to zoom out or in by clicking on the small arrow next to the number
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    25% will generally show enough of the image to get a good idea of what it will look like.
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    Underneath, we can select the "Cell Size", which is on "5" at the moment
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    If we drag further to the right, this will increase the "Cell Size"
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    If we press "OK" to apply this to our canvas, it changes the image quite dramatically
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    If we decide we don't like this and want to step back, we can go to our step back or undo option
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to pointilise and image on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7
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