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Having fun with distortion...

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by JPS, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Found -on another site- a nice workflow for playing with images :smile: !

    As it's too cold to go outside shooting, i had fun with a few of my images... here's some of them !

    Impression ? Critics ?

    #1 - Violets !

    #2 - Back-side of a violet !

    #3 - A black hole in my glass of beer...

    #4 - There's a bug on the flower !

    #5 - Canned asparaguses !

    #6 - A dendelion...

    #7 - A house around a landscape...

    #8 - Implosion of my daughter !

    #9 - An iris !

    #10 - My wife is listening !

    #11 - An orchidea !

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 2, 2005
  2. Oh I like these.. How were they done again?
  3. The credit must go to "Ginger 1" aka "Irene" on the "Nikon D70/D50 Forum" at DPreview... I just played a bit with the workflow !

    1. Open the image in Photoshop.
    2. If you want a "round" image, choose the "Rectangular Marquee Tool" (M). In the upper bar enter "1" in both "width" and "height". Make a square selection.
    (If you want to keep the whole rectangular pic, you'll end up with an "oval" image... for that, skip the followings and go directly to #6 !)
    3. Click "Edit" > "Cut".
    4. Click "File" > "New". Click OK !
    5. Click "Edit" > "Paste".
    6. Hit "CTRL-A" (Select All).
    7. Click "Filter" > "Distort" > "Polar Coordinates". Click on the BOTTOM button "Polar to Rectangular". Click OK !
    8. Click "Edit" > "Transform" > "Rotate 180°".
    9. Click "Filter" > "Distort" > "Polar Coordinates". Click on the TOP button "Rectangular to Polar". Click OK !

    That's it !!! Enjoy !!!

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 2, 2005
  4. What a great collection of innovative shots! :smile: I particularly liked this one!

    aka beaucamera

    P.S. The PS filter polar coordinates is one of my favorites.

  5. That's a very dramatic effect, JP, but your instructions aren't complete. Please give a step by step again.
  6. This looks like it could be a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing! And some of these are simply fantastic!!!
  7. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    1-4-6-9 are my favorites. Those are beautiful.

    The others are really fun shots. Like the house ::>

    Thank You for instructions.
  8. biggstr6


    Apr 26, 2005
    That looks like fun.
  9. Nice work. #1, #6 and #9 are very artistic.
  10. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    Very, very nice JP! Thanks for the tut also.
  11. Hi Frank ! I just can't decide if you're kidding me or what :confused:  !?!?!


    PS. in any case, i corrected slightly the instructions... Now even a 3 years old kid can do it :cool:  !
  12. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Very cool, JP!

    Love 1,2,3,4, but esp 6! I think if you were to print & frame them, you could crop them a bit looser is all. Love it, and gotta try it for myself! PS, this treatment on the humans is downright wierd!
  13. Very interesting effects. And thanks for the tutorial.
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