Creating Twirl Art in Photoshop

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke shows you how to create retro-yet-trendy twirl art using some retro and not-at-all trendy but still useful filters in Photoshop.

Specifically, he takes this colorful candy photo from our friends at Dreamstime:

Colorful candy from

And twirls it into this, using Photoshop filters Radial Blur (sure), Twirl (naturally), and Mezzotint (never heard of it before).

Candy photo twirled in Photoshop

If you’re a member of and a fan of twirling your day away, Deke’s got an exclusive movie this week in which he shows you how he created this symmetrical version of the piece.

Twirl art made symmetrical

I think I see a colorful wizard. Hmmm, twirl art as self-portrait, Deke?

Deke’s Techniques, showing you how to twirl new worlds into being.

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