turn a square image into a circle without cropping

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Carl Speckler, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. Hello all,

    Relatively new to photoshop and I'm working on a project where
    I have an image that is a perfect square at 5x5 inches. I want to
    change the image into a perfect circle with a diameter of 5 inches
    WITHOUT any cropping. The resulting image should have an effective
    fish eye lense or wide angle look to it.

    Is this possible?



    P.S. please email me if possible at
    Carl Speckler, Jun 26, 2004
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  2. Carl Speckler

    edjh Guest

    Can't guarantee image quality, but: Make sure your image is on a
    transparent layer by Ctrl-clicking on Background in Layers Palette if
    needed. Image>Canvas Size 300%. Filter>Spherize at 100% six times in a
    row. Transform to 25%.

    These instructions are for 72 ppi. May be different for higher resolutions.

    Probably could be done better with another program or plugin.
    edjh, Jun 26, 2004
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  3. Carl Speckler

    Hecate Guest

    No. And Yes. All RGB images are square/rectangular and can't be
    anything else. However, you can distort the image within the square.
    Hecate, Jun 26, 2004
  4. edjh,
    Thanks. This worked pretty well.

    Carl Speckler, Jun 28, 2004
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