How To Make An Orb


How to make an Orb
Couple of sidenotes first:

a. Not every picture makes a good orb.  The more flowers and stems and leaves, the better.

b. If you don’t crop the picture to a square, you will end up with an oval instead of an orb, which isn’t all that bad.

Anyway — instructions:

1. Open up your image, but make sure it is only one layer

2. Crop the picture into a square

3. Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates>Polar to Rectangular

4. Image>Rotate>Flip Vertical

5. Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates>Rectangular to Polar and there you go!

Be careful, it can become addicting!

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  1. […] way to “jazz” up a photo.  You can find a video of how to make this orb in Photoshop here. And I also have to credit my friend Cheryl McCain for first mentioning this awesome tutorial. […]

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    […] This was sure something new to me!  This orb was created from a photo that I shared just the other day.  I read about creating orbs on Melinda Anderson’s site and she shared the link where she learned to make the orbs at Bill Barber Photo. […]

  4. By New Orb Technique on May 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    […] from Cheryl McCain Photography.  She was the one who brought this to my attention.  She credited Bill Barber Photo where the original idea came from.  If you click on his site you will find a video on how to […]

  5. By Orbs | melinda anderson photography on May 23, 2013 at 8:22 am

    […] provided- I have no idea where I found them originally.  Bill Barber has them on his blog thank you, Bill.  This time I made the really simple process into a Photoshop action so I can do […]

  6. […] The originator of the process is BillBarber his link is: […]

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    […] Barber (Website) (Facebook Nature of Orbs Group).  Rather than repeat, I’ll just link to his Orb Tutorial.  Besides, all of his work — not just his orbs — is amazing and it deserves a […]

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