1. Choose a photograph that you think may look good as a mandala. Tree branches, flowers, etc work well.
2. Select a square region within that area to use for your mandala and crop.
3. Go to image> image size > 4 inches high x 4 inches wide with 300 resolution.
4. Create a new image by going file> new> custom size > 8 inches high x 8 inches high w/ 300 resolution.
5. Drag the image of the original crop to the blank canvas and position it in a corner.
6. Duplicate the layer by going layer> duplicate layer
7. Move the duplicate layer to the side and change how it's positioned by going edit> transform >rotate > flip horizontal, or flip vertical, etc.
8. Keep duplicating the original layer to make four separate layers of the same image and work with them to make sure they meet in a pleasing matter.
9. If there's any white areas, reposition the images so they overlap slightly.
10. When they look best, merge the layers and then adjust the brightness/contrast as needed.
11. Save as a jpeg and save as lastname.firstname.mandala1, 2, 3 (do three total) in the Mandala shared folder.
CHALLENGE- resize your image to 2" square and create a new document that is 8" square and grid it out into 2" squares. Put your images within that canvas (see my example below).