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Give your text’s background a spinning effect

Step 1

Create a blank document, size depends on the size of your text, I made it 300*300px.

Black background. White foreground.

Type your text.


Step 2

Duplicate your text layer.

Use Filter –> Distort –> Polar Coordinates..

Select Polar to Rectangular.


That’s about what you should get:


Step 3

Turn the cancas by 90° clockwise (Image –> Rotate Canvas –> 90° CW)

Step 4

Now you are going to apply the wind filter

Filter –> Stylize –> Wind..

Use it once from the right and once from the left .


Turn the cancas by 90° UNclockwise (Image –> Rotate Canvas –> 90° UCW) and use wind again, once from the left and once from the right:


Step 5

Use Polar Coordinates again.

Rectangular to Polar.


That’s what it should look like:


Step 6

Merge down the layers (CTRL-E) and choose a color for your effect (CTRL-U).



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  1. Mike says

    Thanks for posting, I’ll definitely be subscribing to your blog.

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