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Kaleidoscopes Revisited

The response to my kaleidoscope botanicals posts (Kaleidoscope Botanicals and More Kaleidoscope Botanicals) has been amazing. Of course, it is possible to create kaleidoscopic images from more than flowers. This one was made by reflecting a segment of the image below 12 times. It’s a photo of rocks on Ruby Beach in Olympic NP. I like the original photograph – it was one of my favorites from 2010 – but using it as the basis for a kaleidoscopic image takes it to a whole new level.

A number of people who have seen these images have expressed interest in making their own kaleidoscopes. As a result, I have made the templates for these kaleidoscopic images available for download. If you are interested in making your own kaleidoscopic images, go to the Downloads page where you will also find instructions for using the templates. To see how to use the templates, watch Mark Johnson’s Photoshop Workbench Number 288: “The Lloyd Williams Kaleidoscope” which features my templates.

For more on the construction of the kaleidoscope templates, see Corey Barker’s NAPP tutorial (requires NAPP membership) or Mark Johnson’s Simulating a Kaleidoscope Photoshop Workbench.

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