Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Circle In The Square

This is a technique I have talked about before. It is done in Photoshop using the Polar Coordinates filter. It works better with some images than others, and you just have to experiment to determine which images work best for you.

This is a sunflower blooming outside a local restaurant. The technique is fairly simple. Once you have chosen an image, open it in Photoshop. Here are the steps to use:

1. Convert the image to an 8-bit image in Photoshop by going to Image > Mode > 8 bits/channel.
2. Click on Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates. Click the circle next to Polar to Rectangular and click OK.
3. Then click on Image > Image Rotation > Flip Canvas Vertical.
4. Go back to Filter > Distort >Polar Coordinates. Click the circle next to Rectangular to Polar and click OK.

So go experiment and have fun!

1/200 sec. at f/22, ISO 400. Panasonic 100-400mm Leica f/4-6.3 set at 400mm on Panasonic G9 body. Handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Experimentation is an active science."  -- Claude Bernard

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