12-17-2005, 05:18 PM
I was playing around with my Photoshop Elements and found a cool trick that I read about on another site. The tool is in Filters and is under "Distort- Polar Coordinates" which won't mean much to almost everyone, but basically it wraps the image around the middle. The people on the site were doing it a couple of times to get spherical, abstract images. Later I will try some of those. I liked this one after just one spin. I practiced a few times and found that a figure near the thirds of an image is not as distorted as one on the inside or outside so I found a surfer picture I liked and cropped it. Then I ran the polar coordinates and cropped again so that the spin was not around the middle. It came out very cool looking! Then I boosted the color and made some other minor adjustments. Might make it my desktop. It is much more interesting than the clown picture I posted earlier. The surfer does look a bit like Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame through.