Step 15
Paste other versions and resize or spin to fit within your piece. You could alternatively create numerous versions instead. Add to your composition to get a busy built-up effect that’s pleasing to the eye.

Step 16
Now duplicate the background layer and run the same polar filter on the layer. Then change this layer to multiply down and spin it 180 degrees to hide the join. Then scale the layer to make it fit around your subject and simply delete away the hard edges. Finally, flatten your image.

Who: Neil Duerden creates pieces of art that combine elements from mixed media, photography and complex vectors for clients from around the world. His clients include Saatchi and Saatchi, The Sunday Times, Virgin, Fairy, Stella Artois, and Nike. He says he is a self-obsessed Mac monkey, and is based in a rural miner’s cottage 20-miles north of Manchester.
Software: Adobe Photoshop
Time to complete: Two hours