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How to make an Orb of Life

A friend of mine who is studying in Singapore have email me a link directing me to this thread.  It is an awesome  processing!. The tutorial given in the thread is easy to follow. It shows the step on how to do an "Orb of Life". Here’s how …. 🙂

Image Size 800 x 600

Step 1
Open up the image in Photoshop,and double click on the layer to unlock the layer.

Next,go to Image->Canvas size and look at the width of the image.Mine is 800 so i multiply by 2 which is 1600.Its very important that you multiply by 2.

press ok and you will see the long canvas

Step 2

This step is pretty important
Now you see your image on the blank canvas.
Press Ctrl+A to select all,Press Ctrl+C to copy the layer,and press Ctrl+V to paste the layer
of course,you can right click on the layer and select Duplicate layer too
So now,you have 2 layers of the same image.
click on the bottom layer,press Ctrl+A.and then,Layer->Align layers to selection,Left edge
Click on the top layer,Ctrl+A if everything not selected,Layer->Align layers to selection,RIGHT edge
The idea is to use the 2 images to fill up the canvas side by side.Now,go to Edit->Transform->Flip horizontal to flip 1 of the image so they look symmetrical

Step 3
Click on the topmost layer,and merge the layers(Ctrl+E)or Layer->Merge Down
My image looks inverted doesn’t it?Yes next step is to invert the image
Image->Transform->Flip vertical
Go to image->image size and look at the width and height.
Uncheck constrain proportions and change the height to be exactly the same as the width
Mine is 1600 and now you have a stretched ugly image
Last step!
Go to filter->Distort->Polar Coordinates
Select Rectangle to Polar and press ok

 

And the Results 😀

BEFORE

IMG_3324 (Medium) AFTER

3324 ORB

BEFORE

IMG_3338 (Medium)

AFTER

338 orb

BEFORE

Gadong HDR (Medium)

AFTER

Gadong HDR

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