i thought this was fun enough to write a tutorial on! i played with some text and thought i'd try the pixelise filter on it and then i ended up with something that reminded me so much of sci-fi from the eighties or nineties. i called it the retro sci-fi effect but that's only because i don't really know how to describe it. it's simple to make and takes very little time, and of course it can be used for paisleys and stuff and not just text - so i hope at least someone will give it a try!
edit: oops, forgot to attach the pdf!
coming right up, don't go anywhere!
edit number 2: oops again! i seem to have posted the first version of the pdf, with some mistakes in it. if someone downloaded i apologize, this time i will upload the correct version!