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 two - Ripple.

Distort Ripple

Distort Ripple is another iteration of the texture map technique. The controls offer a slider running from -999 per cent to +999 per cent (though the effects are rather similar irrespective of whether you choose the positive or negative route), and a Small/Medium/Large choice of waveform.

HOW IT WORKS

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