How to convert photos or images online to make stained glass projects?

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What tools can be used to make stained glass projects online and on your PC?

There are many options available, from mobile applications to professional design tools like Adobe Photoshop, all with great features. The main thing to know is that some work better than others. Therefore, it may be preferable that you understand how to use them, for best results.

Online options

Really, there aren't many options on the web that provide this result. Most online editors apply alone some effects and changes. In a way, if you already manage this art, you can upload photos of your stained glass windows.



It may be easier for you than testing materials directly or hand drawing for a long time until you find something you like.

Offline options

The best way to do this type of editing is Photoshop, this option is also included in its effects menu, allowing you to tweak the stained glass to your liking. You can even, instead of convert an image or photo, design your windows to be used as a guide in your work.

Keep in mind that you need to know how to use Photoshop to get great results, but it's always a good time to learn.

Make stained glass projects using Adobe Photoshop

Perhaps this is the favorite tool of most designers and those who use digital art as a medium of expression, as it has a wide variety of tools that will allow you to create unique designs. escaped its obligations, we will tell you how to make stained glass projects with this program.

Before you start working with your photo, you'll want to make sure you fix it if it's pixelated so your final work has a better finish.



To make your stained glass window with Photoshop, you have to follow a series of steps, quite simple, it is only necessary that you do it to the letter, so you will do it very quickly.

First, log into Photoshop, if needed, open your Microsoft account, then, in the option "File" select "You open", locate your file and open it. Now, you need to find the section "Filters", in the section «Texture». Dove  you have to locate and select "Coloured glass", this will automatically modify the image and give it its appearance.

Photoshop is the editor of choice for many designers and that's because not only can you work with a large number of preset tools, but you can also create custom effects and textures.

In the option "Dimension  cell » , you can slide the bar and select a number between two and fifty. The number represents the length of the "pieces", decreasing the detail.

This section deals with this "Edge thickness" defining the size of the edges of the pieces, between zero and twenty. The higher the number, the thicker the lines. There is only the option "Light intensity" which helps with image contrast, adding or subtracting light as needed.


Use each of these options to improve the image quality, once you get the desired effect, you just have to press "OKAY".

Once done, you need to press "Save with name…" this way you will keep the original photo and, at the same time, the edited photo in the stained glass style. With all this information that has been provided, it is possible that you will be able to make stained glass designs with great skill, all that remains is to bring them to the glass and let your art flow. Make sure that when you save your work you make sure you do it without losing image quality.


The good thing about this idea is that you can design stained glass windows, print them and use them as a base, so it will be much easier to do the job, can even perfect your technique.  We encourage you to use this spectacular tutorial to create beautiful stained glass, even images with this look, a really cool style.

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