THANK YOU Betterphoto

© Murry Grigsby

THANK YOU Betterphoto

Murry Grigsby 2/21/2005 12:05:19 AM

1) Do your normal post processing and then Image>Mode>8 bits/channel>Click.
2) Background square must be black behind the foreground white square.
3) Change marquee tool to elliptical shape (hover or right click for choices).
4) Place curser cross in upper left corner, hold shift and drag out a circle to size.
5) Place cursor in circle to get move icon and move circle selection to any spot.
6) Select>Inverse>Click.
7) Press Delete key.
8) Select>Inverse>Click.
9) Filter>Distort>Spherize (leave @ 100% & normal)>OK.
10) Image>Trim (default setting okay)>OK.
11) Image>Canvas Size>Percent>Width 150>OK.
12) Do your normal downsizing and sharpening before upload to BP.

My step-by-step is for a PC so you MAC users will need to make the appropriate changes to some of the key names I used. The author, Debbie Grossman, says this works in Photoshop 6 and above, Elements 2 and above and Paint Shop Pro. It’s a nice way to get that fisheye look without buying an expensive fisheye lens and having to carry yet another lens in a bag that is already too heavy.

I do appreciate Jim, his staff and of course all the other fine photographers and artists that share their know-how every day by posting and continue to inspire me to keep my photos fresh and fun. THANKS everyone!!

Dan Holm 2/21/2005 12:14:57 AM

Wow!! I absolutely love it, Murry!! OUTSTANDING image and an excellent tribute to the fantastic BP staff! #1121428

Paul Michko 2/21/2005 2:28:58 AM

Magnificent, Murry. Thanks for the technique rundown. Great sentiment too. #1121522

Gene Spears 2/21/2005 2:43:24 AM

WOW - very cool effect, well done and thanks for the instructions!! #1121530

Donald K. Cherry 2/21/2005 3:05:11 AM

NIce image, effects and sentiment, Murry! #1121552

Carolyn M. Fletcher 2/21/2005 3:18:36 AM

Super job, Murry!!!!! #1121574

Diane Dupuis 2/21/2005 3:32:19 AM

Love it Murry! Thanks for sharing! Can't believe you beat me by being first to upload today!! #1121594

Donna J. Taff 2/21/2005 4:13:47 AM

Beautiful, Murry!!! #1121631

Allan L. Whitehead 2/21/2005 4:29:23 AM

Terrific sentiment, effect, and sentiment, Murry, I concur 100%. Very well done, my friend - Allan #1121658

Dorothy Neumann 2/21/2005 4:34:16 AM

Thanks for sharing, Murry! Great work! #1121671

Wally Orlowsky 2/21/2005 5:09:58 AM

Great effect, Murry. Thanks for the tips. #1121765

Murry Grigsby 2/21/2005 6:37:13 AM

Thanks Dan, Paul, Gene, Don, Carolyn, Diane, Donna, Allan, Dorothy and Wally! I may not get up early but some times I stay up early and you might have noticed that this was simplified in Photoshop CS :0) #1122033

Diane Addonizio 2/21/2005 7:17:23 AM

Great image, Murry !!! #1122234

Cindy Paquette 2/21/2005 7:41:02 AM

Awesome Murry, just awesome!! #1122338

Mellanie 2/21/2005 7:41:33 AM

wow, this is so cool, murry! #1122339

Darren K. Fisher 2/21/2005 8:35:29 AM

What a sight for the eyes. Wonderful colors and use of effect here Murry. Thanks for the tip on how you came about this beauty. #1122479

Murry Grigsby 2/21/2005 10:59:02 AM

Thanks Kiane, Cindy, Mel and Darren! #1122815

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 2/21/2005 12:18:29 PM

Fantastic image Murry!!!
Great composition and terrific effects!!! #1123006

Karen Engelbreth 2/21/2005 12:27:34 PM

Great work, Murry! #1123030

Murry Grigsby 2/21/2005 1:08:29 PM

Thanks Adilson and Karen! #1123126

Carla Metzler 2/21/2005 2:54:24 PM

Well done, Murry! Thanks for the instructions! #1123343

Patty Razonable 2/21/2005 4:19:39 PM

Very unique and creative, Murray!! #1123749

Murry Grigsby 2/21/2005 7:10:10 PM

Thanks Carla and Patty! #1124395

Terry R. Hatfield 2/21/2005 8:26:10 PM

What A Transformation Murry,Love The Ps Work:-) #1124583

Murry Grigsby 2/22/2005 6:21:19 AM

Thanks Terry! #1125449

Colleen Braun 3/15/2005 3:51:12 PM

congratulations... #1175113

Stan Kwasniowski 3/15/2005 4:52:17 PM

Murry, congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski #1175696

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/15/2005 5:07:51 PM

Congrats again, Murry! #1175901

Murry Grigsby 3/15/2005 6:09:10 PM

Thanks Colleen, Stan and Debby! #1176454

Marsha S. Smith 3/15/2005 7:03:33 PM

You're on a roll, Murry! Congrats again. #1177044

Gene Spears 3/15/2005 7:33:04 PM

this is totally cool!! congrats again, Murry! #1177321

Kelly Abernathy 3/15/2005 8:05:16 PM

I just love this one Murry! Congrats on a great finalist! -K #1177603

Colette M. Metcalf 3/15/2005 8:26:55 PM

LOVE it Murry!!!! Congratulations to you!!! #1177775

Donna J. Taff 3/15/2005 8:31:04 PM

Congrat's, Murry!!! #1177805

Nobu Nagase 3/15/2005 8:34:29 PM

Congratulations again, Murry!!! #1177831

Brenda W. LaFleur 3/15/2005 9:09:17 PM

Congrats again, Murray! Love this. #1178049

Robert Mann 3/15/2005 10:02:18 PM

Super job on this, Murry! Many congrats on your finalist selection and good luck! RoB #1178281

Stanley J. Contrades 3/16/2005 12:56:20 AM

Excellent technique and effects, Murry, and CONGRATULATIONS once again!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1178643

Cathy Gregor 3/16/2005 5:11:55 AM

Congrats on the outstanding digital fisheye, Murry! And THANK YOU for sharing techniques you've learned! Good luck in the next round!
-cathy #1179424

Alan L. Borror 3/16/2005 6:07:48 AM

Congratulations on this unique finalist, Murry! #1179844

Murry Grigsby 3/16/2005 6:46:03 AM

THanks Marsha, Gene, K, Colette, Donna, Nobi, Brenda, Rob, Stan, Cathy and Alan! #1180054

Donna W. Neal 3/16/2005 7:43:27 AM

Another congratulations Murry on a well deserved finalist. #1180319

Sharon Day 3/16/2005 8:02:49 AM

Congratulations on another excellent finalist, Murry!!! #1180414

Linda D. Lester 3/16/2005 12:18:01 PM

Congratulatios!.... ..Excellent photo and thanks for the lesson, Murry #1181416

Terry R. Hatfield 3/16/2005 5:51:40 PM

Hey Murry!!Congratulations To You On A Great Finalist!! #1182820

Karen Engelbreth 3/17/2005 12:56:11 PM

More congrats, murry! #1185393

Mary K. Robison 3/17/2005 2:39:48 PM

You earned it! #1185591

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 3/17/2005 2:51:53 PM

Beautiful work Murry!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes, Linnea #1185646

Darla Cobus 3/17/2005 2:55:38 PM

wonderful image! Congrats on your win! #1185663

Lucia De Giovanni 3/17/2005 3:08:22 PM

Congratulations Murry! #1185724

William C. Raco 3/17/2005 3:16:31 PM

Very well done, Murry


Stanley J. Contrades 3/17/2005 3:23:41 PM

Great work gives great results, and this is a beauty! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win, Murry!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1185819

Karen Bacon 3/17/2005 3:24:41 PM


Judith G. Secco 3/17/2005 3:31:55 PM

Very well done, Murry.
Congratulations to you.
Judy #1185876

Judy S. Fung 3/17/2005 3:33:34 PM

Congrats on your win, Murry! #1185887

Casey A. Hanson 3/17/2005 3:46:03 PM

Congrats Murry! :0) #1185943

Cindy Paquette 3/17/2005 3:51:51 PM

Super win Murry! Congratulations! #1185963

Terry R. Hatfield 3/17/2005 3:56:21 PM

Congratulations To You Murry On Your Win!!! #1185980

Patricia Marroquin 3/17/2005 4:02:21 PM

Absolutely amazing! Congratulations, Murry, I just love this! :-) #1186006

Noel Baebler 3/17/2005 4:19:29 PM

Congratulations, Murry! #1186098

Allan L. Whitehead 3/17/2005 4:59:12 PM

Murry, congratulations on this magnificent win, it's very richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan #1186211

S J 3/17/2005 5:46:13 PM

Many Congratulations on this Well deserving WIN, Murry!! #1186337

Marsha S. Smith 3/17/2005 5:46:16 PM

Congratulations,Murry. This was such a cool effect. I printed your instructions, but haven't tried it yet. #1186338

Stephen Zacker 3/17/2005 6:10:28 PM

Very creative. Congratulations #1186402

Nobu Nagase 3/17/2005 6:39:46 PM

Big congratulations to you from me, too, Murry!!! #1186489

Robert Mann 3/17/2005 6:44:36 PM

Big congrats on your win, Murry! RoB #1186505

Carol Brill 3/17/2005 7:04:25 PM

Kudos on your winning image, Murry! #1186566

Charlene Bayerle 3/17/2005 7:18:15 PM

Well deserved....Congratulations Murry!!! #1186630

Colette M. Metcalf 3/17/2005 7:28:34 PM

I knew this would win:0)!!! Congratulations to you Murry!!!!! #1186676

Sherri Conley 3/17/2005 7:29:53 PM

Wow, Murry ~ this is fantastic! Congratulations!!! #1186682

Sharon Day 3/17/2005 7:41:58 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic win, Murry!!! WTG!


Kelly Abernathy 3/17/2005 8:43:55 PM

Such a terrific win Murry! Congratulations! :o) -K #1186936

ilana peled 3/17/2005 8:46:58 PM

Wonderful shot Murry, congratulations. #1186942

Paul Michko 3/18/2005 1:43:46 AM

Congratulations, Murry. Awesome image. #1187229

Kathleen Clemons 3/18/2005 3:25:53 AM

Congrats to you, Murry!! #1187341

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/18/2005 3:38:25 AM

Congrat on your terrific win, Murry, and thanks for the bonus lesson!!! #1187388

Ed Heaton 3/18/2005 4:31:31 AM

Good morning Murry,
Congratulations on this tremendous image and an equally great write up of instructions!
Well done :-) #1187547

Claudia Kuhn 3/18/2005 4:44:27 AM

Congratulations on your win Murry!! #1187612

Wally Orlowsky 3/18/2005 5:40:13 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful and informative winner, Murry! #1187875

Laura Clay-Ballard 3/18/2005 6:52:53 AM

wow. wonderful image. congrats! #1188219

Vern E. Wahlberg 3/18/2005 10:00:21 AM


Sharon E. Lowe 3/18/2005 10:06:27 AM

Congrats on your win Murry!! #1188649

Stan Kwasniowski 3/18/2005 10:44:03 AM

Murry, Congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski #1188736

Kara L. Hendricks 3/18/2005 11:03:40 AM

Wonderful image Murry.. Congratulations on your big win! #1188778

Karen Engelbreth 3/18/2005 12:28:43 PM

Congratulations on your win, Murry! #1188927

bob cornelison 3/18/2005 4:33:48 PM

Congrats and thanks for sharing how you did this Murry!
~:O) #1189291

Monika Sapek 3/18/2005 4:43:31 PM

Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Murry!

Diane Addonizio 3/18/2005 6:53:03 PM

Congratulations, Murry!! #1189523

Evy Johansen 3/18/2005 10:08:17 PM

Big congratulations on this beautiful win, Murry! #1189765

Robin L. Wehrman 3/19/2005 1:52:23 PM

Congratulations to you Murry on your magnificent finalist and your second place win!!! Well deserved!!! #1191377

Donna J. Taff 3/19/2005 6:09:28 PM

Congratulation's on your second place win, Murry!!! I love this!! #1191671

Leonard Pierce 3/19/2005 6:47:46 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Murry!!! #1191723

Darren K. Fisher 3/19/2005 10:26:03 PM

Congrats on your outstanding win Murry. #1191956

Susan T. Evans 3/20/2005 12:42:30 PM

congrats Murry, very cool!!! #1193177

Grayce Pedulla Dillon 3/20/2005 10:28:31 PM

Way to go Murry...AGAIN!!! You do some real fine work, and so worthy of honours. :) #1193885

Dolores Neilson 3/21/2005 12:39:30 PM

THis rocks, Murry!! Another congrats on your win! I'm delighted you part of the community here. Don't ever leave...we'll all miss you terribly! #1195588

Cora Miller 3/28/2005 11:43:32 PM

Now THIS is really something! Very effective effect. It's as if it's popping off the page! Thank you, Murry, for sharing the instructions and congratulations on the win! #1213467

Cathy Barrows 4/13/2005 7:10:52 AM

not sure how I missed this one but it is fabulous #1250995

Kerby Pfrangle 5/6/2005 7:47:41 AM

This is awesome Murry. Love the fisheye. Amazing. Kerby #1325310

Bill Houghton 5/24/2005 10:20:41 AM

Great photo and effect Murry. Thanks for commenting on my photo.
Bill #1390324

Susie Peek-Swint 1/14/2006 3:20:13 AM

Awesome work Murry ~ many congrats... and thanks again for sharing your photo tips! #2286860

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I thought the best way to say THANK YOU to Jim Miotke and his Betterphoto staff was to share a technique that Colette Metcalf shared with me. If you want to see the entire write-up then get a February 2005 copy of Popular Photography & Imaging and read “Something’s Fisheye” by Debbie Grossman starting on page 48. You’ll have to experiment to find the right photo to apply the fisheye technique to but I found that ones with vertical lines and a bit of depth worked the best for me.

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