Fix It In Photoshop | Make Objects Look Like They Are Spinning

David Coultham

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This article is an extract from the Fix It In Photoshop book, which is available as an eBook, paperback and in hardback. Please check out my store for more details. Here is how to make objects look like they are spinning in Adobe Photoshop!

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STEP 1: Make sure you have the image you want to edit is selected in the Layers Tab of the Panels. Then right-click on the Layer and select ‘Convert To Smart Object’. You can also go via the Application Bar and ‘Layer >Smart Objects > Convert To Smart Object’. This ensures that any changes done in are non-destructive.

STEP 2: Head up to the Application Bar and ‘Filter > Blur Gallery > Spin Blur’. This opens up a dedicated window to apply the blur effect and places a Spin Blur Pin onto your image.

STEP 3: Move the Spin Blur Pin to the location you want the effect to be applied. Using the grab handles around the pin, resize it to suit the object.

STEP 4: From the Blur Tools properties (or using the grab handle at the center of the Spin Blur Pin); adjust the intensity of the effect as required. When happy with the effect, press OK to commit the change.

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