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Give Your Digital Photo a Fish-Eye Effect

Fish-eye lenses enable photographers to photograph a distorted 180-degree perspective. You can simulate a fish-eye look in a lot of image editors (including Photoshop Elements). To make your photo look like it was taken with a fish-eye lens:


Open the image you want to edit in your image editor.

This figure shows an image in Photoshop Elements.


Select the Elliptical Marquee tool.

Create a round selection inside the image.


Choose Filter→Distort →Spherize.

The Spherize dialog box appears.


Click OK.

The center of the image bulges out and it actually looks like it was shot with a fish-eye lens.


Choose Selection→Invert.

The Selection is inverted.


Choose Edit→Fill Selection.

The Fill Layer dialog box appears.


Choose Black from the Use drop-down menu and click OK to apply the fill, the choose Select→Deselect.

The selection is added to the great selection junkyard in the sky. And now you have a fish-eyed image.

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