Click on thumbnailed images to enlarge
2. Open your base! Double click on the background layer to turn it into an unlocked layer.
I'm going to use a picture I took on vacation in New Mexico :)
3. Use the "Elliptical Marquee Tool" and select the part of your picture that you want to use for the effect
4. Select>>Inverse. Now delete the selection.
5. Now drag your picture to the blank document you created. Re-size/position it so it looks about like this:
6. Filer>>Liquify. Now you'll bulge your picture.
Here's the settings I used:
Go around the edges of the picture, and then in the center. Maybe a time or two.
Here's my result:
Take that and drag it to your document. Make sure it's the top layer.
You may need to resize your photo just a little bit if there's empty space between it and the lens.
8. Here's the last step! Add these settings in Blending Options to your photo layer.
And now you're done! I hope you like your results! :D
Here's my finished product:
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i love this tutorial:D
finally! someone posted this tutorial. thanks a bunch!
Ohh, I don't use gimp, lol
You can do this on gimp too and it looks exactly the same :D
Very interesting effect, and very original. Thanks for sharing! :D ~ZeroGrafics
a little sloppy, but the result is nice :]
btw, copying and pasting the lens picture didn't work, i had to save it first.
dunno why :/
The final result is wicked.(:
This tutorial was very well done. Thanks for posting this!