Mona Lisa - How to make perfect photo mosaic with Mosaic Creator

Ghost photo mosaic of
Mona Lisa

Required software: Mosaic Creator
Type: Tutorial
Difficulty: Intermediate 

Sample render of Mona Lisa Ghost photo mosaic from oil paintings

How to create Ghost photo mosaic – semitransparent overlapped mosaic


Here is short tutorial:

  1. Download and install Mosaic Creator
  2. Download  mosaic template file and load it into Mosaic Creator.
  3. Go to page Source image and select your background source image.
  4. Go to page Cell images and add your cell images.
  5. Go to page Mosaic File & Size and set size of cell and number of cells as you need.
  6. Click Start render and you own your first ghost mosaic
  7. You can go to page Cell shape and try to play with gap, position and rotation.
How it works?

There is used pattern definition with overlapped rectangles, name of this pattern is RectangleOver3 (page Cell Shape).

Next as background of mosaic is used source image (the same page on the right – selection Source image). There is applied semitransparent alpha mask on each cell image (page Masking).


About Mona Lisa painting

The Mona Lisa is a world-renowned oil painting on a poplar wood panel, created by Leonardo da Vinci in the early 16th century. It is believed to depict Lisa del Giocondo, the wife of a wealthy merchant from Florence, Italy.

Measuring approximately 77 cm by 53 cm (30 inches by 21 inches), the portrait is renowned for its enigmatic smile and the subject’s subtle facial expressions, which have been the subject of much speculation and analysis over the years. The Mona Lisa has a delicate, almost ethereal quality, thanks to da Vinci’s skilled use of light and shadow.

The painting has been on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France since 1797, where it attracts millions of visitors each year. It is considered one of the greatest works of art in the world and has inspired countless artists and writers. Despite its fame, much about the Mona Lisa remains a mystery.

The identity of the woman in the portrait is not definitively known, and there are many theories about the symbolism and meaning of the painting. However, the Mona Lisa’s enduring appeal and mystique continue to captivate and intrigue people around the world. Read more about most known painting.

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Mosaic Creator is a program for creating image montages (photo mosaics, mixed mosaics, random mosaics), that are images which consist of a small pictures called cell images. 

Mosaic Creator is a highly recommended piece of software for creating stunning photo mosaics. This user-friendly tool allows users to easily create beautiful mosaics from their own photos or images.

Mosaic software has a wide range of features and options, making it suitable for both beginners and advanced users. With Mosaic Creator, users can create mosaics in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles.

The software also offers a range of filters and effects to help users enhance their mosaics and make them even more visually appealing. Overall, Mosaic Creator is a powerful and versatile tool for creating stunning photo mosaics.

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