January 25, 2021

Mosaic or Collage.

The original definition of mosaic was "a surface decoration made by inlaying small pieces of variously colored material to form pictures or patterns," and it is related to the word museum. It can also be "something resembling a mosaic," and it popular use it can be a collage or even a group of ideas.

Here I made a collage of pictures representing fashions through American history, with the middle row and a few other pictures being family photos. All these pictures are from this blog. 

I wanted to edit a photo to look like a mosaic but the mosaic filter in Photoshop just give my flower image a blocky look. I used the stained glass filter instead. 

Here's another experiment with filters and layers. I inverted and solarized the top layer, and eventually chose certain blocks on a grid and erased them from the top layer. It's an odd image but it may be a technique to try again.


  1. You are a lot more computer savvy than I!

  2. Hello,
    Cool family collage. I love the flowers and cute squirrel. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

  3. They are all pretty cool! :)

  4. Looks like you had fun with these. You did a great job!

  5. Linda - this is different than your regular post, and I really like your creativity!!! Ladies' fashions have changed so much through the years - I think the pencil skirt style appeals to me - but without the fur!!! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  6. Very cool mosaics, Linda! I'm always disappointed with the mosaic filter. I'll give the stained glass filter a try. I like what you did with your 3rd mosaic. I'm going to give that technique a try too.

  7. Great mosaic pictures, especially the squirrel.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade


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