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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tin Woodsman Tessellation

This Tin Woodsman tessellation was created by a 7th grade boy. He took a digital photograph of his drawing, uploaded it to Adobe Photoshop and used the 'magic wand' tool to erase the background. He then copied the layer multiple times and used the 'transform' feature to flip and rotate the image. After each transformation he moved the new layer into place like a jigsaw puzzle and saved the page as a JPEG. When he was done he created a PowerPoint presentation, using each JPEG as a slide. Voila, an 'animation'.

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