This is one of over 4720 effects generated by Filter Forge, a Photoshop plugin that allows you to create your own filters.
To open this filter, you must have Filter Forge 1.0 or higher installed on your computer. If you don't have it installed yet, click here to download Filter Forge
Dot-stortion is a mix of gradient dot matrix and distortion. There are three layers, the background, the middle (distortion), and the top (dots). Use Dot-stortion to turn so-so pictures into desktop masterpieces.
dot matrix, distortion, layers, background.