Thursday Thoughts – Orb Formula!

As so many readers have been asking how I made the water droplets for LAPC’s last challenge – here is the formula. Originally I learned it from always innovative and informative Dina and Klausbernd at The World According to Dina.

1) Open an image in Photoshop
2) Crop it to a square format
3) Go to filter – distort – polar coordinates and click polar to rectangular
4) Go to image – rotate – flip vertical
5) Go to filter – distort -polar coordinates – rectangular to polar
6) Expand canvas: go to image – canvas size; expand to your liking but choose the right colour before saving

A small warning though…you will get addicted! Here are a couple from my garden last year – snow on the tiny spring flowers. The original scilla image is in the opener.

Scilla and daffodils after a snowfall

And here is what is coming in a month or so – sweet Anemone hepatica.

Have fun ”orbing” your world! Please tell us about it or post some of your results! We certainly need some fun these dark days, don’t we. ♥

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  2. Good afternoon, Ann Christine,
    thank you very much for your kind words about our blog. That’s very much appreciated 🙏 🙏
    You learned the ‘orbing’ pretty fast, we are impressed. Especially your last picture is GREAT 👍
    With lots of love ❤ ❤ from the sea
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Hey everyone, you can do this in gimp (which is free) Only step different is the first one where you use the rectangle tool to select and then crop to selection. The rest is exactly the same

Halva verket är läsarens - så, vad säger Du? As the second half is the reader's - I'd love to have Your line!

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