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    Found another way to transform photo's

    I am on a facebook page which covers just the state I live in.
    Well one of the members posted up this photo and as soon as I seen it I knew I had to learn it.
    I got a rundown on just what to do and it is basically the Blur and Distort filters to get what you are after.

    Needless to say I set myself to have a go at it and a sbort time later I had the start of my first one.
    The you can play around with it to get a few different ones for the 1st spin off and away you go.
    Your imagination is your limit, and I am okay on that point as my imagination is really good I think.
    So here is what I have done and I am starting with the original photo.

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    The humble beginning's
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    The 1st edit of it
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    Now to me this is working out really nicely
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    This is my wallpaper on my laptop
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    The Lotus flower is what I see here
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    Fireworks but I really like this new way to make further use of a photo.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

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    so how do you do that gramps....
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    Steve all you have to do is look up Twirl Effect.
    I have done a few now but I can't get it to look like these ones.
    So I am lost a little with them and how I got the way those one look.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

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    Amazing results to say the least Gramps!! Thanks for sharing and looks like fun n for sure

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    here is one I did

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    Steve you have got it done right.
    To see the way these turn out is amazing.
    I will post up a few more to show what I have got out of the one shot.
    Its interesting and I will put down how i got it on that new post.
    Thanks to everyone on your comments.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

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    I wonder if you could reverse the steps and get original image back...lol
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    Exquisite results, very artistic and harmonious!!!

    Do you have criteria to select the original image, i.e. colors, orientation, etc... i.e. what contributes to the best effect in the end? A link to the recipe would be really cool.

    Thanks and regards,

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    Stef I just picked a sunrise shot I think that had colours......I could imagine you could re edit a shot and add more vibrance and saturation and even paint some colours in......and then twirl it....for more coloured result
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    Stef as Steve has said anything you want to use can be used.
    Though the more colourful will help, but saying that you can place a few dots to anything and see how it goes.
    I have used my watermark on some with good results.
    So just jump in and have fun with this.
    Its a good thing to use for you shots that just miss out.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

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    Thanks Gramps & Steve; something to add to the "to do" list... way too much stuff on that list!

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    I'm lucky in some ways as I can't move about so much so I have tie to play with these.
    But I found there is another step to them and I will post them up here once I have a few done.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

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    This was a lot of fun Gramps!! It's so nice to actually play around in PS for a while. It's been way to long I must tell you







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    Wow, you guys are making some beautiful art here! Jay just posted one of his over at Goole Plus, and I had to come see what you were up to. It almost makes me want to try PS, but that may be awhile. Like Stef's, my list is long...
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    I have had so much fun with these and you get to a point where you are close to knowing what you will get.
    But if you haven't had a go at them you should as it can be addictive.
    And the brighter the colour shot you use I think the better results you will get.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

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    Yeah, its a lot of fun for sure, and I just created a quick video tutorial for those looking to try it themselves There are a lot on the web, but I like to put my own twist on things... I'll post it here once it's completed

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    Cool

    Here is the video tutorial I created on how to create the Twirl Effect with Photoshop, and one more creation that I really like





    Thanks for watching and a special thanks to Gramps for bring this fun to all out attention!! You the man Gramps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Here is the video tutorial I created on how to create the Twirl Effect with Photoshop, and one more creation that I really like
    Thanks Jay for the explanation, insights and demonstration. This feels like light-painting, which is a subject I am getting drawn to increasingly...

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