Mandala

I just learned that the updated Photoshop has a symmetrical drawing feature that let me generate this mandala.

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. "Mandala" is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. They have significance in Hinduism and Buddhism, although (no disrespect) this one is just the result of some playing around. Some of you might call if "faffing (a wonderful word, that I wish I could use in this country and be understood, but, alas).

If you google or bing "mandala in photoshop," you can come up with a myriad of tutorials on this topic. In my recent world of "lots of work/no phojo" this was an interesting diversion. Options are only limited by imagination.

Thanks for visiting my sporadic project.
Oh wow, that is striking. Love those vivid colours. Whereabouts in PS is this new feature Rosie?
posted October 23rd, 2018  
@golftragic If you click on the paintbrush, then look above on the tool bar. All the way to the right side, you will see a butterfly wings symbol. If you hover over that symbol, it will say "set symmetry options for painting." That is the place. :) However, it's kind of useless unless you watch some kind of an explainer first.
posted October 23rd, 2018  
A stunning image and a lovely new feature to play with ;-)
posted October 23rd, 2018  
@rosiekerr Thanks Rosie. I've found that you often need to take in some explainers with PS.
posted October 23rd, 2018  
Reminds me of a spirograph in neon! A new skill you have learned, once again, through video tutorials. And I love the concept of "sporadic project"! I definitely fit that category, too!
posted October 23rd, 2018  
Nicely done I seem to remover somebody creates these from a mathematical equation! Quite beautiful
posted October 23rd, 2018  
@rjb71 should say remember not remover!
posted October 23rd, 2018  
This is great, I must check it out when I get some time.
posted October 23rd, 2018  
Just amazing!
posted October 23rd, 2018  
Very clever...
posted October 23rd, 2018  
I love the bright colors and pattern against the black background. Will try this soon. (Hope I remember.)
posted October 24th, 2018  
What fun! Looks like an heirloom broach that was subjected to psychedelic processing!
posted October 27th, 2018  
Very cool!
posted November 11th, 2018  
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