How to Distort Images in Photoshop CS6
With one exception, Photoshop CS6’s Distortion filters twist, turn, and bend your images in surprising ways, turning ordinary objects into wavy images, pinched shapes, and bloated spheres.
The exception? The Diffuse Glow filter distorts images only to the extent that it imbues them with a soft, romantic, fuzzy look that can make the sharpest image look positively ethereal.
Other filters of this ilk can produce wavy images, add pond ripples, pinch images, or transform them into spheres.
The Glass filter can do the following to your images:
Add a glass-block texture
Add a canvas texture
Create frosted-glass fuzziness
Break up your image with tiny lenses
Don’t like any of Photoshop’s textures? No biggie; you can also load your own texture. Click the Texture drop-down menu (the right-pointing arrow) and select Load Texture.