An in-depth guide to how to use Photoshop’s distortion filters – including Diffuse Glow, Ripple, Shear, ZigZag, Spherize and Twirl – to add fantastic creative effects to your photographs. Part five - Spherize and Twirl.

Distort Spherize

Spherize differs from Pinch in its more sharply defined slope to the globe shape. The panel offers the same negative-to-positive slider and a choice of distortion in both axes at once (named Normal), or Horizontal or Vertical only.

HOW IT WORKS

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