Twirling Tuesday – Las Vegas

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

Before Image

Las Vegas
A photograph of the hotels in Vegas taken from the Bellagio Hotel.

First Twirled Image

Las Vegas
A photograph of the hotels in Vegas taken from the Bellagio Hotel.

Twirled of the Twirled

For this image, I twirled the twirled image again in Photoshop.

Las Vegas
A photograph of the hotels in Vegas taken from the Bellagio Hotel.

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.

If you use GIMP XingfuMama did an image with instructions… check out there post Putting a twist on it using the GIMP | XingfuMama for instructions.


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11 responses to “Twirling Tuesday – Las Vegas”

  1. Lovely twirls, welcome to my city!

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    1. Thank you xx We stayed there for 3 days back in 2015. Loved how the hotels did water features and the Venetian blew my mind away.


  2. Great twirls Bren 🙂

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  3. […] been using Brashley Photography’s Twirling Tuesday to experiment with the different blend modes for layers. Playing with the bright spring colors is […]

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  4. Beautiful and I still haven’t done one.. 😉

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    1. Once you do one, you’re hooked 😀 😀 I found once I started doing them, I got carried away and had a binge at twirling images. 😀 😀

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  5. Very cool! Can’t wait to try one. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks… Looking forward to seeing your twirled image xx

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  6. I love the twirl. Its beautiful. Almost the shape of a heart. Thanks for sharing.

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