This past month or so Flickr artists were posting up some really fun “twirl” renditions created in Photoshop using a sequence of various filters. Now “twirls” have probably achieved urban lexicon status due to their popularity.
I probably experimented with 20 different images and they all were fun to compose in-process. This tutorial from Jay SonyALphaLab got me going and it might get you going as well!
Sort of like Origami, after awhile I was looking to take my creativity to the next level. I had this really fun photo I took of some urban art on Fremont Street downtown Las Vegas. I loved the colors and so I experimented with the first couple of steps of twirling.
But, instead of doing the last couple of steps to achieve the graphics like the above samples, I wanted to have this commercially printed as a 18″ x 24″ backdrop for glassware tabletop photography. The goal was to accentuate the effect of visual refraction with glassware on a patterned backdrop.
It turned out, IMHO, the twirl ended up being the best rendition. What do you think?