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Old Dec 17, 2011, 1:18 AM   #1
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Default Festive Lighting -- Circle of Lights

I've been hooked on creating these Amazing Circles lately, so I thought I would give it a try for this challenge....

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Another nice one, Saly.

Do you think you can post the link to the original post where you explained how to use this technique? I did not bookmark it and now I can't seem to find it! Cheers.
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Cool! When you say "create" what are you using to create this effect?
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Velly interesting! It looks like a reflection in a Christmas ornament, although I know this effect can also be created in PS or PSP.

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I think its a polar panorama
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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Thanks all, it's an effect called Amazing Circles. Here's a link to my original post with a link to how to do this. It requires PS or PSE (I'm sure there are ways to do it with other software....). It's really easy and results are amazing. I have to warn you it is extremely addicting...

Now for some fun...

**One missing info on this page is that before you do the second polar distortion, you need to reselect your area. Have fun!!
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Thanks for re-posting the link, Saly!
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In Paintshop Photo Pro X3, the method is effects->distortion->polar coordinates. Here is my pano processed by this method.



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Thanks for sharing this procedure - it is very, very cool! It really does become addictive, though I haven't quite figured out where to put things to get really nifty results. But I'm working on it, it's very so nifty!
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Thanks for sharing the process here so others can give it a try.
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