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Create a Fisheye effect in just 3 easy steps!

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
September 12, 2014

Distort an image for a fun warped look!

The idea of the fisheye lens is to be able to capture a wider angle of view than a standard lens. But it differs from a wide angle or panoramic style in that the fisheye projects the image into a circle in the frame!

1. Square things up

Begin by going to Image>Size. Make sure the Constrain Proportions box is cleared, then enter a Width value to match the Height to ensure the image is square before you can apply the effect.

2. Spherize

Go to Filter>Distort>Spherize and raise the amount all the way to 100%.

3. Dark Corners

Create a new layer and grab the Elliptical Marquee tool. Set the feather value in the Options bar to 15px. Create a circle selection as large as you can without going outside the image. Press Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+I to invert the selection and then fill in black.

  • Jim Fath

    This was awesome. Straightforward and easy to follow.