How to solve a maze with Photoshop

wow, this is cool. lod3n, confronted by this heinous puzzle, wrote:

’2 minutes in Photoshop. All too easy. So, where do I pick up my cake?

  1. Increase contrast.
  2. Select the right wall of the maze using the magic wand.
  3. Select > Modify > Expand 4 pixels
  4. Create new layer.
  5. Fill with Red.
  6. Select > Modify > Contract 2 pixels.
  7. Delete. Now you’ve got a line tracing the solution.
  8. Manually clean up the outer edge, and connect the dots.
  9. Cake!’

Here’s the result. Seriously nifty!

(Update: wow, this got Dugg heavily — 17000 pageviews from Digg alone! Unfortunately that caused a bit of a server meltdown. Should be back now though…)

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118 Comments

  1. Posted September 23, 2010 at 06:23 | Permalink

    Thank you for good sharing.

  2. Posted October 3, 2010 at 15:55 | Permalink

    yep, I did it the same way using The Gimp

  3. Posted October 7, 2010 at 09:21 | Permalink

    Thank you for good sharing

  4. Posted October 7, 2010 at 09:23 | Permalink

    Thanks for the hints

  5. Posted October 8, 2010 at 00:23 | Permalink

    nice collection

  6. Posted October 11, 2010 at 02:43 | Permalink

    good admin thanks.

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    Posted November 27, 2010 at 05:53 | Permalink

    It doesn’t work…

  8. Posted December 15, 2010 at 21:18 | Permalink

    seems delicious like my cupcakes

  9. Posted January 9, 2011 at 16:04 | Permalink

    good admin thanks.

  10. Posted June 9, 2011 at 00:05 | Permalink

    A-maze-ing haha, a great comment to a great post!

  11. Posted June 9, 2011 at 00:06 | Permalink

    A-maze-ing haha, a great comment to a great post!

  12. Posted June 9, 2011 at 00:09 | Permalink

    Great tut. thx :)

  13. Posted August 6, 2011 at 10:07 | Permalink

    Thanks for this awesome writeup. I will use this for my research paper so I have bookmarked this page! Thanks so much again!!!

  14. Posted September 21, 2011 at 01:51 | Permalink

    great tutorial man thy!!

  15. Posted November 7, 2011 at 17:04 | Permalink

    hmmm searched for it a day long! ty

  16. Posted November 7, 2011 at 17:05 | Permalink

    thx for sharing dude.

  17. Posted January 29, 2012 at 19:06 | Permalink

    This is amazing stuff!

  18. Posted April 20, 2012 at 23:14 | Permalink

    Heh, but that is not the point of the maze :) The point is to solve it yourself. However, still an effective technique for solving it fast! ;) You might try one of my mazes too!