Who says photographs have to be faithful representations? Sometimes it’s fun to play around with images to create something that’s quite wildly different from the original subject matter.
I recently learned, from John Steiner’s helpful tutorial on his Photos by JohnBo blog how to create twirled images with Photoshop Elements, and I’ve gone a bit mad with them. I love the abstract colours and slightly random nature of the finished results.
For many of the images below I’ve followed John’s instructions to the letter, but for others I’ve played around a bit with the settings; in particular I’ve sometimes increased the angle of the final twirl from -100 to -200 or even -250. It’s all a matter of preference and if you want to have a go yourself I recommend experimenting a bit once you have the hang of it.
Thanks John for the inspiration and guidance!