Creating Fisheye Effect in Photoshop

Just gonna post a short and simple tutorial on how to get the fisheye effect in Photoshop. This has to be the cheapest way to get this effect on your photo (if you already owned Photoshop). Rather than buying that expensive fisheye lense or buy one of those compact cameras that has the function to automatically apply this effect on your photo. Since they're making lenses just for the purpose of giving this effect, I can concluded that this must be an important effect to some people out there. So, read and follow this tutorial if you're one of them.

Original photo by elvire-r @ flickr

Fisheye effect in Photoshop

1. Open your image in Photoshop.

2. Duplicate the image.

3. Click on the new duplicate image in your layer palette to make sure you will be applying this effect on this layer.

4. Go to Edit > Transform > Warp. At the top of the menu, you'll see a drop down box that says "Custom". Click on Custom, and select Fisheye.

5. Adjust how intense you want the effect to be by dragging the small square on your image up or down. And you're done!

With the right image, this effect can really create a kick-ass photo. So, use your imagination. I'm sure most of you are a lot more creative than me. Okay, let me give one more example before signing off.

Original photo by andycastro @ flickr

Fisheye Effect


Mr B said...

Thanks much for the post. I'll be trying that out right away.

zhezhka said...

Mmmm, I'll use it... Thanks!!!