Twirling Tuesday – Blue Door Cottage


Welcome to Twirling Tuesday.  A photography challenge where you take a photo of a subject and give it a twirled or abstract feel.

Before Image

Blue Door
A photograph of a blue door on a cottage at Rye Harbour in East Sussex.

After Image

Twirled Cottage
A photograph of a monochrome image with blue highlights given the twirl effect.

Twirling Instructions

How to Create a Twirl by Julie Powell

1.) Open your image in Photoshop

2.) With your background layer selected > select Filter > Pixelate > Mezzotint. Set your mode to “Medium Lines.” OK.

3.) Next select to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur. Change settings to Amount 100, Blur Method zoom, Quality best.OK.

4.) Repeat step 3 as many times as you like. I ran mine about 3 times.

5.) Create a duplicate layer (CTRL/CMD J).

6.) With the background layer highlighted, Select > Filter > Distort > Twirl. On this layer, you want to use a positive number ie +200.

7.) Highlight Layer 1, select > Filter > Distort > Twirl. For this layer, we need a negative number ie: -150. OK

8.) We now need to blend these two layers together, select Layer 1, and change your blending mode, try darken and lighten, exclusion and difference, it really depends on your image and what effect you like. Try all the blend modes, some will work, some won’t.

9.) Now flatten or stamp your image (Ctrl, Shift, Alt, E) and transform it (flip horizontal or vertical) and use another blend mode, or even the same one, to create a really great piece of unique art.


 

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About the Author

Bren is a female amateur photographer, fibromyalgia sufferer and blogger at Bacardigirl.UK who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Brashley Photography which showcases the places they’ve visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

5 responses to “Twirling Tuesday – Blue Door Cottage”

  1. I will play with this soon.. 😉

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your entry xx

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  2. […] Bren of Brashley Photography and Julie Powell. I’ve learned a lot from them. This morning Bren posted a “Twirling Tuesday Challenge”. It intrigued me, but the directions (written by Julie Powell) were for […]

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  3. I think the twirl effect is very cool!

    Happy Wednesday!

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