Faked? or not – The Daily Mail Posted this article : You really can build anything with Lego! Teenager recreates some of the most iconic album covers using his favourite building blocks
The original article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2548686/You-really-build-Lego-Teenager-recreates-iconic-album-covers-using-favourite-building-blocks.html#ixzz2rv5Mmduc
The details via the DailyMail.com
* The 17-year-old, from Pyrford, Surrey, decided to experiment with the idea after seeing a similar technique online
* The aspiring guitarist’s passion for music led him to look to his favourite album artwork as inspiration for project
I’m really not buying this Lego artwork.
While I’m not 100% sure but it seems pretty easy to create. Of course these examples are not perfect and exactly his effect pixel for pixel. I honestly did not spend more than 5 min reversing his technique. Writing this post took longer than the time I spent recreating his artwork. Additionally, if the artist supplied different angles that may help reinforce his claim, albeit I could recreate that in 3D if I wanted using Cinema 4D.
Hey at the very least if I’m wrong I now have a quick tutorial for creating a Lego treatment.
How the Lego fake was probably made.
I’m using Adobe Photoshop CC to demonstrate the technique.
Step 1: I took one of the covers that he used.
Step 2: Isolated one of the Lego blocks
Step 3: Select define pattern from the edit drop-down
Step 4: Create the pattern
Step 5: Paste in the classic Van Halen album cover
Step 6: Create a new layer and fill it with the Lego pattern
Step 7: Open the filter gallery and select the texture drop-down and then select patchwork
Step 8: Change the layer blending to multiply
Step 9: Adjust the Lego layer to an opacity of 92%
Final: – Pretty close don’t you think?
Plus to add some more ammo here is his AC/DC vs my version (my version has SolarGravity on it)
For comparison visit the original Daily Mail article