Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Spherize and Pinch filters, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
At times, I'll play around with an image looking for different ways that I can …distort and warp the pixels to create an interesting result. …And every now and then, I'll play with the Spherize and Pinch filters. …In many ways, they're very, very similar. They sort of apply the opposite effect to …an image. And so, you might take a look at both of …them if you're considering either of them. …Let's get started by creating a copy. Copy of the Background Image layer. …I'll direct the thumbnail for that Background layer down to the Create New …Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel.…
And this layer, I'm going to use the Spherize filter. …So, I'll double-click the name of that layer, and I'll type Spherize, and then …press Enter or Return on the keyboard in order to apply that name change. …And then, I'll go to the Filter menu and I'll choose Distort followed by Spherize. …Now, looking at the Preview and adjusting the Amount slider, it almost just looks …like I'm getting a zoom in or out effect. But that's just because I can't see the …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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