Create metallic and hypnotic discs through fun experimentation with the Polar Coordinates filter and patterns.
- Polygon Lasso
- Define Pattern
- Polar Coordinates
- Radial Blur
- Circle Marquee
- Free Transform
Fill ( Edit > Fill ) "layer 1" with the pattern you just made.
Use the Polar Coordinates Tool ( Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates ) to change your coordinate system from Rectangular to Polar.
Duplicate the layer (it should be the only one on the layer palette) and set the new layer's Blending Mode to "Overlay".
Duplicate the newly made layer to add more contrast.
Merge all visible layers ( Layer > Merge visible ).
Create a new image any size (I used 400x400px) with a transparent background. Fill in the layer with whatever color you want the background to be. I used black ( #000000 )
Paste the disc in. Right click the disc and click on "Free Transform". Right click the disc again and click on "distort". Drag the 4 squares at the corners to change the angle you view the disc!