July 31, 2009
if you don’t have a fisheye camera or can’t afford a fisheye lens; i have good news now you can actually fisheye with photoshop. (p.s: i have cs3 version so i don’t know if this is possible in previous versions)
File>Open (Ctrl+O) the photograph you want to apply fisheye effect in photoshop.
Hold Shift and with Elliptical Marquee Tool select the area you wish to apply fisheye effect.
When you have made a selection with the elliptical marquee tool, next step is Select>Modify>Feather
Once the Feather Selection Menu appears type 15 to apply 15pixels of feather to your selection.
When you have applied 15pixels of feather to your selection, click Filter>Distort>Spherize.
For maximum fisheye effect set the amount to 100%
Once you have applied the spherize effect to your selection press Ctrl and C. You will have copied your selection. Then press Ctrl and N to open a fresh page. Then to paste your selection into the fresh page, press Ctrl and V. You will have this:
Then create a new layer and position it below the layer of your fisheye-d image.
Paint that layer (Layer 2) black with your Paint Bucket Tool. And there you go -you have your fisheye image!
I hope this was helpful to you. 🙂
July 27, 2009
About Henry Hadlow’s Tell a Lie Project
The most controversial lies told with photography today are those told by news photographers who manipulate their work photographs to tell a different story, for example, Liu Weiqiang’s faked photograph of antelope and the rail link with Tibet.
Working with my friend Ed Cornish, we decided to flip this lie on its head and use a camera to mimic common Photoshop effects.
I link like a good girl.