How to Make a Bubble Portrait using Photoshop CS3

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into Russian: Как сделать портрет в виде пузыря используя Photoshop CS3. private, Translation complete.
Submitted for translation by Ready 05.01.2009 Published 8 years, 10 months ago.

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Dan McGinty (see his work on Flickr)- one of our wonderful Forum members - submitted this tutorial on how to create a bubble portrait using Photoshop CS3. Got a tip or tutorial to share? Post it in the tutorials section of our forum.

Upon request I am posting a step by step how to on a recent photo I posted in the share section. I wanted to try something different so I thought of fish eye effects, Well I decided to do the opposite. More of a bubble effect and I loved it for this photo.

Program Used: Photoshop CS3

Difficulty: Easy to Average

Things You Need: A photograph!

Ok, Well here it goes. I will post screen shots along with directions.

Step 1: Open your Image in Photoshop:

Step 2: Draw a box around the part that you would like to put in the bubble.(Hold Shift to keep the rectangle tool as a box.) Remember that you will be losing your corners.

Step 3: deselect the part you have cropped (Apple-d). Then go to filter: Distort: Spherize… Keep it at 100%

Step 4: Now you will have your square image with a sphere effect to the whole center. Select the circle tool now. Start in one corner and drag to the other corner while holding shift to get a perfect circle selecting your sphere.

Then, select:inverse. (selecting all the areas that aren’t in the sphere.)

Step 5: Add a layer. You will still have the area from step 4 selected.

Then grab the paint bucket and whatever color you’d like to use and pour it into the space selected!

And now you have completed your Portrait in a bubble!!! Easy right?

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