Linda Dickeson

Create a Photo Mosaic from Little Photos

Technical Tutorial Published 4/25/11 Last updated on 2/28/20

You've seen them in magazines, in advertisements, posters or billboards...the big photos that look like they are made up of a lot of little photos. Learn to do this in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements in just a few steps using the Crop tool, layers, patterns, saturation, blending modes and opacity.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Photoshop Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your photos.

Age Levels
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer
CC License
Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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William Cortez

Posted on 5/28/19 2:05:57 PM Permalink

​The students will appreciate very much the photo mosaic activity in Photoshop. Thanks for sharing.

Kris Foote

Posted on 4/22/15 1:21:37 AM Permalink

You made something that looks very complicated and intricate look do-able! Thanks

Robyn Mortimer

Posted on 1/21/15 6:02:53 AM Permalink

This will be really successful with my class. Thank you.

Debbie S

Posted on 9/29/14 3:11:50 PM Permalink

I think this is a really easy way for students to explore creativity with photoshop.

Suzanne OConnor

Posted on 4/4/13 6:11:45 AM Permalink

How do I get permission to view this?

Linda Dickeson

Posted on 5/16/13 8:56:08 PM Permalink

Hi Suzanne, After Adobe redesigned the Education Exchange none of my video resources would play properly. I've uploaded them to a different server and repaired links, so now you should be able to view them with no problem. Thanks for coming back to take a look! - Linda

Suzanne OConnor

Posted on 7/17/13 11:00:54 AM Permalink

Thank you. Looks great. Will attempt this with my camera club kids next week. Looks really cool!

Sara Martin

Posted on 1/9/12 4:58:51 AM Permalink

I forgot about trying this and Kathryn reminded me-can't wait to try it with my 8th graders.....

Thanks for posting and I love the video tutorial format!

Nicole Dalesio

Posted on 4/25/11 10:58:07 PM Permalink

Love this! It's great how you are using math at the same time.