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How to Make a Bubble Portrait using Photoshop CS3

bubble-portrait-3.jpgDan McGinty (see his work on Flickr)- one of our wonderful Forum members – submitted this tutorial on how to create a bubble portrait using Photoshop CS3. Got a tip or tutorial to share? Post it in the tutorials section of our forum.

Upon request I am posting a step by step how to on a recent photo I posted in the share section. I wanted to try something different so I thought of fish eye effects, Well I decided to do the opposite. More of a bubble effect and I loved it for this photo.

Program Used: Photoshop CS3

Difficulty: Easy to Average

Things You Need: A photograph!

Ok, Well here it goes. I will post screen shots along with directions.

Step 1: Open your Image in Photoshop:

Step 2: Draw a box around the part that you would like to put in the bubble.(Hold Shift to keep the rectangle tool as a box.) Remember that you will be losing your corners.


Step 3: deselect the part you have cropped (Apple-d). Then go to filter: Distort: Spherize… Keep it at 100%


Step 4: Now you will have your square image with a sphere effect to the whole center. Select the circle tool now. Start in one corner and drag to the other corner while holding shift to get a perfect circle selecting your sphere.

Then, select:inverse. (selecting all the areas that aren’t in the sphere.)


Step 5: Add a layer. You will still have the area from step 4 selected. Then grab the paint bucket and whatever color you’d like to use and pour it into the space selected!

And now you have completed your Portrait in a bubble!!! Easy right?



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Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse

is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals.

He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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