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SpaceRay
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Polar Distort by CFandM
http://www.filterforge.com/filters/10289.html

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SpaceRay
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Great, excellent and very well done filter to make polar distortion in a very good and different way as is usual on Photoshop, much better with this one.

Not only can be used for making small planets also can be used to creat different kind of image compositions preparing carefully the source image and nothing else.

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SpaceRay
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And one the variations available that gets a very good effect

For more examples, see this thread here

http://www.filterforge.com/forum/read...5&TID=9300

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SpaceRay
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One violet gladiolus CFandM polar distorted smile:D

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SpaceRay
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A checkerboard composition collage converted with this great filter smile:)

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SpaceRay
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and more flowers here

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SpaceRay
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And here is what this filter is mainly supossed to be used for

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SpaceRay
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And this a close up to the center. This has Antialias 65 samples to ALL pixels.

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SpaceRay
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And here is the same image but using the the inverted polar distortion to create a ring

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Morgantao
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Very cool examples!
I like the last one the most, it's very special. smile:)
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SpaceRay
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Thanks Morgantao, here is another one with the Hong Kong Panoramic view from the Peak Tower mountain.

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SpaceRay
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HOW about using images of "Paint splashes" as there are many on internet

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And here another one

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And here with inverted and other setting

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And this simple one

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SpaceRay
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And this other

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SpaceRay
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The sources photos for the Paint Splashes are this ones here in the same order as above

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SpaceRay
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And this other one that is made from a typewriter machine

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SpaceRay
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This one is from a very old metallic bridge very rusted, aged and worn

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And from the same photo of the bridge, this is the inverted one

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Here is the original source photo of the bridge before the polar distortion

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This is done with this collection of letters cut from magazines

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And this is a large group of colorful crystal Agata stones joined toghether

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This is the inverted version of the one above

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And here is a beautiful Amethyst crystal stone polar distorted to a ball smile:)

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Morgantao
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The Amethyst ball looks evil smile:)
Like something from an alien horror movie. smile8)
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lipebianc
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Wow! Fantastic examples, SpaceRay! smile:)
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SpaceRay
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Thanks very much, glad you like them.

(please look at the first page to see them all)

Here I have made some more

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And using the inverted option

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Where does the source from the above photos come from ?

Well, it is from a concert photo I have found on internet, here below is the original source photo

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VERY IMPORTANT WHEN USING THIS FILTER

Please be aware that when using this filter is VERY IMPORTANT the orientation of the photo you are going to use !!!

Look at the above concert photo, ALL is straight and have a horizontal layout, so with this kind of photos is the best ones to get the best from this filters. Also is the same for Skylines landscapes of cities.

USE PHOTOS THAT ARE HORIZONTAL

Like the concert above or also this examples

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AVOID USING VERTICAL PHOTOS - ROTATE THEM TO HORIZONTAL TO USE

You will get very bad results from VERTICAL oriented photos, and will not work right. Please if you have vertical photos, rotate them 90ยบ to make them horizontal and then you can use this filter.

NOT RECOMMENDED HORIZONTAL PHOTOS

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SpaceRay
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Are you cold in winter ?

Enter the ring of fire to get warm smile:D

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As said above I had this source photo as a vertical photo originally, but then I rotated it and could be able to use it to create the above ring of fire, that would not be possible if the photo is not horizontal.

This excellent fire photo is taken from the very high quality and great photos found in the huge collection of www.cgtextures.com

This one here is a composition collage I have made from 4 different photos joined toghether.

Here is the original source photo

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SpaceRay
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PROBLEM WITH THIS FILTER MAKING LONG HORIZONTAL PHOTOS ???

I have put ALSO this long fire image because I have seen that there is probably an error in calculation with this filter when using large horizontal photos as the one above of fire.

Why I say this ? Because as you can see in the ring of fire above the center part is compressed and tight and does not follow the same conversion ratio as on the sides.

Photoshop polar conversion makes it better (only in this kind of photos, on lots other is much worse than this filter)

Here below is the result from Photoshop

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lipebianc
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SpaceRay: Thank you so much for the extra examples and very useful tips!
Impossible seeing all this and not being tempted to use this magnificent filter! smile:loveff:
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BUT really I am cheating here smile:D Because to be able really to get this well done result from photoshop I NEED TO ENLARGE THE CANVAS VERTICALLY so there is space for the polar coordinates to get a good result.

I mean that I added some more space to the original horizontal photo above as you can see in the screenshot here below

SO this is the real image I have used to get good result on photoshop and NOT the original thin and long fire photo which gives bad result in photoshop too.

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SpaceRay
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And perhaps you might think, well, and what happens if you use THIS NEW PHOTO with canvas enlarged inside this Filter Forge Filter ?

Well you can see for yourself here below, for this one I have used the image that is on the post just here above

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BUT WAIT THIS IS NOT ALL !!!

If you go to the filter forge settings tab in this filter and put

Profile=1
Size =0
Uncheck invert


AND with these settings you will get something that is VERY SIMILAR to the Photoshop good result, BUT SURPRISINGLY MUCH SMALLER smile:?: smile:?: smile:?:

I wonder WHY is this happening in this filter ?

Please see the result here below

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SpaceRay
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Here I put a polar distortion using this great filter from CFandM with one of the skyline horizontal photos I have just put in the above posts and is something that this filter makes better than Photoshop

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SpaceRay
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And to show how much better this filter is than the one of photoshop, please see the result that could get IF you enlarge the canvas to use it in photoshop polar coordinates filter.

Which one you like best ? I personally prefer MUCH better the one from CFandM smile:)

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SpaceRay
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And one last comparison to show ALSO how much better is this filter VS the Polar Coordinates from Photoshop

You can see the bad result that you can get with Photoshop shown here below when compared to the cleaner and less distorted version of CFandM filter in the next post

PHOTOSHOP VERSION HERE

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SpaceRay
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FILTER FORGE POLAR DISTORT VERSION HERE

Personally I choose without doubt this one here, as I find it much better.

Thanks very much CFandM for this well done filter.

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CFandM
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Thanks SpaceRay..Guess you like this filter then.. smile;) smile:) Might want to post other images thou besides the ones with the watermarks.... smile;) They are there for a reason... smile:D
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Morgantao
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But isn't it like free publicity to the stock companies?
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CFandM
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Yes and No... smile;) Yes because its there logo on that image and then its known where it came from, so free publicity there....Then no because it will be taken off the site quicker then if it did not have a watermark, that is if the stock company decided to send a take down..... smile;) smile:)
Then there is no image for that post or in some cases a blank spot with a "Image Not Found" or "Blah blah Company made us take this down Blah Blah"... smile:D
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