I am part of a group that I joined through the Bedlam Farm Journal. One of the contributors (Lesleigh S.) walked us through the creation of orbs, using our own photographs and all kinds of people are trying it. So much fun! Whoever figured this out?
(I had already manipulated some of the originals with Photo Shop)
The top shot is the original and the bottom one is the orb.
This is a drawing by one of my students....Donna M.
I did this with Photoshop Elements on an old iMac.
Do you want to try it?
I put all the photos I wanted to play with on my desk top and clicked on Photoshop Elements.
Then I went to Browse so they would all show up.
Here are the directions.
Choose a photo and crop it into a square.
Go to Filter, Distort, Polar Coordinates, and select Polar to Rectangle...click ok
Go to Image, Image Rotation, Flip Canvas Vertical
Go back to Filter, Distort, Polar Coordinates and select Rectangle to Polar....click ok
Go to Save as and put down title and orb so you can keep things straight in an orb file. (I have mine go to the desk top first, and then file them).
When you click off the original picture, don't save the changes. That way you won't lose it.
I know this sounds crazy, but if you like to experiment, give it a shot. Maybe it will also go viral in the blogging world.