By Ted Demetriades
I am using Photoshop Elements 4, so depending upon what you are using, there might be some slight variations but the basic process should be the same for all versions of Photoshop.
- Use the Crop tool to crop a square portion of your selected image. I’ve been using a 5×5 format for convenience. You can select a fairly small part of your image and still come out with a decent “ornament” – with 10 megapixel images I’ve cropped a section as small as 1/4 of the image.
- Next, go to Filter→ Distort → Polar Coordinates, and select the Polar to Rectangular option.
- Next, go to Image → Rotate → 180 degrees
- Then go back to Filter → Distort → Polar Coordinates, and this time click on the Rectangular to Polar option.
That’s all there is to it!