Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Jan 2, 2009

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How to Make Pop Up Cards

to review the basic techniques of pop up making.

File Formats

for tips on using my files with cutting machines.

Jan 2, 2009

Making Kaleidoscopes in Photoshop

Change a photo from this

to this

photoshop kaleidoscope

Download the free Mehti Kaleidoscope 2.1 Plug-In.

Drag (or Copy/Paste) the file into your Photoshop Filters folder. I use Photoshop Elements so the path looked like this (yours may vary slightly). C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\Plug-Ins\Filters

Open Photoshop. Open a photo. Click on Filter. Scroll down to Mehdi. Hover on Mehdi to pull out Kaleidoscope. Click on that. A tool box will open. Experiment with the sliders until you like what you see.

Here are a couple more I made.



I needed three different pictures to make the flexagon in Esther K. Smith's new book, Magic Books & Paper Toys, which I'll show in my next post.