Surfing at Joss Bay
How to Swirl
- Open image in Photoshop.
- Duplicate layer Control+J (Windows) or Command+J (Mac)
- Convert duplicated layer to Smart Layer, by right clicking on layer and selecting Convert to Smart Layer.
- Add Mezzotint Filter – Pixelate – Medium Strokes
- Add radial Filter – Blur – Radial Blur – Amount 76, Blur Method Zoom, Quality Best.
- Repeat Step 4 as many times as you like until you achieve the radial blur that you want.
- Add twirl – Filter – Distort – Twirl – 250 (you can change this number to suit whatever effect you want. You can even use a negative number if you wish).
Tip – I set the preview so that I can see the whole image twirl and then play around with the slider, until I get the twirl effect I want.
- When you are finished create a stamped layer. (Press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+E (Windows) or Shift+Command+Option+E (Mac)
- Add a black layer mask by selecting Add Layer Mask and then Control I (windows) Command I (Mac) to invert mask to black and then set your brush to a low opacity and flow I used 35 and 35 and paint in the areas (using white) where you want the swirl effect to show.
Tip – You can hold down the Alt (windows) Option (Mac) when clicking on the layer mask and that will automatically fill the layer mask with black).
- Save your image.