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Old Jan 28, 2012, 2:34 AM   #1
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Mtngal over on the Biweekly Challenge forum showed me how to take these circles one step further. Now I'm addicted all over again!!














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Cool!!! Mandrake Yuki
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This stuff is amazing!

How do you do it?
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Saly what am i doing wrong? Why is the background coming into the centre and why am i getting a line too? I use photoshop 7, old version.
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Great stuff Saly, you are really getting good at this.

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Here's a quick tutorial on how it's done. If you just want to make the circle only, follow just the bold italic part:

Open your image. Create a duplicate layer. Creating the circle: First using the square Marquee tool, select an area you want to “globe”. Choose Filter/Distort/Polar Coordinates/Polar to Rectangular. Go to Image/Rotate/Free Rotate Layer and rotate the image manually 180 deg. If you keep the shift key pushed while rotating, the image will snap to 180. Back to Filter/Distort/Polar Coordinates/ but this time choose Rectangular to Polar. Set the Marquee tool to ellipse the and select the circle by clicking at the center of the circle and also press down on shift and option (alt for PC). This will let you select the circle starting from center. Once your circle is selected, do a Control-J which will copy the circle to yet a new layer. Now delete the intermediate layer, and you’re done! You can play with the background layer to bring out the circle better (like Gaussian blur, darken, B&W).
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Saly what am i doing wrong? Why is the background coming into the centre and why am i getting a line too? I use photoshop 7, old version.
Eysha - try the instruction I just posted. It's slightly different from the original method and I think it works better.
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Many thanks Saly, will be playing tomorrow and will let you know. Thanks again. E.
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Here's a quick tutorial on how it's done. If you just want to make the circle only, follow just the bold italic part:

Open your image. Create a duplicate layer. Creating the circle: First using the square Marquee tool, select an area you want to “globe”. Choose Filter/Distort/Polar Coordinates/Polar to Rectangular. Go to Image/Rotate/Free Rotate Layer and rotate the image manually 180 deg. If you keep the shift key pushed while rotating, the image will snap to 180. Back to Filter/Distort/Polar Coordinates/ but this time choose Rectangular to Polar. Set the Marquee tool to ellipse the and select the circle by clicking at the center of the circle and also press down on shift and option (alt for PC). This will let you select the circle starting from center. Once your circle is selected, do a Control-J which will copy the circle to yet a new layer. Now delete the intermediate layer, and you’re done! You can play with the background layer to bring out the circle better (like Gaussian blur, darken, B&W).
Thanks a mil saly

I'll give it a try and upload the results
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 9:02 AM   #10
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Saly tried your instructions and still no lucky. I have te same thing all the time. I have also tried Mg's method too so maybe it is my old programme at fault. I have adobe photo shop 7 which is very old and doesn't have the FREE ROTATE LAYER on it and the instructions for the eclipse doesn't work for me either.
Anyone know if it is my old programme?
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