Create the M.C. Escher Effect

The work of M.C. Escher inspired this image.

Here’s how you can create this type of mirror image in Photoshop.
-       Open a file.
-       Select All and copy the file.
-       Create a new document and drop-in the file.
-       Now you have two images that are exactly the same opened on your monitor.
-       On the newer file, go to Image > Rotate > Flip Horizontally (or Vertically).
-       On the newer file, double the Canvas size in one direction: Image > Canvas size. Now you have a document that is half blank and half filled with your image.
-       Go back to your original file and copy and paste it into your newer file. Align the images so the inner edges match up for a perfect mirror image.
-       Try rotating the image, as I did, for different effects.

M.C. worked in black-and-white. Try converting your image to black-and-white. I used Tonality Pro from MacPhun to create the above black-and-white image. Read about this cool plug-in, and all the plug-ins I use on my Play & Save on Plug-ins page.

And speaking of plug-ins, this is an HDR image created with Photomatix. Save 15% on Photoshop on my Play & Save on Plug-ins page.

We shoot here on my Digital Delray Workshop.

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