Artsy: Twirl Effect

What is the twirl effect? Well, in short, it’s art from art. Pick a photo, manipulate it in Photoshop, and voila! Ok, so it’s a bit more involved than that, but once you add some radial blur and some twists and twirls in various directions, then adjust each layer’s blending mode, you end up with a final product that is an interesting abstract of your original image.

These were a lot of fun to play with. I included the original photo below each “twirled” photo. I might have gone a bit off the rails with the last image and tried out a few other setting options…forgive me, I was having so much fun!

What do y’all think? Is this something you think I should play around with more? Drop me a note in the comments!

Color Twirl 1--Jayhawk statue outside the Union watermarkedJayhawk statue outside the Union copy watermarked

twirl effect op2--dandelion at sunset no filters boost watermarkeddandelion at sunset no filters boost copy watermarked

Twirl effect--Trailmobile wheel detail watermarkedTrailmobile wheel detail copy watermarked

twirl effect--Monarch on pink flower, colorful, fresh watermarkedMonarch on pink flower, colorful, fresh copy watermarked

twirl effect-peach rosebud with waterdroplets watermarkedtwirl effect 2--peach rosebud with waterdroplets watermarkedpeach rosebud with waterdroplets watermarked

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