2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2006 4:34 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Fisheye or sphere effect on a bitmap

    Level 7
      Hi folks,

      I'm hoping someone can help me with this. I know it can be done with text
      but I'm trying to accomplish it with a bitmap.

      I want to create what would look like a sphere with a reflection of the
      Chicago skyline in it. I've created the sphere and have the skyline there,
      but I need to "bend" the skyline around the sphere so it looks more
      lifelike. You can see what I have here:
      http://freeshopper.com/test/test.html and the PNG file is linked there as
      well.

      Thanks,
      David


        • 1. Re: Fisheye or sphere effect on a bitmap
          Level 7
          David,

          I have looked high and low and cannot find a Filter that will do this
          similar to Photoshops Spherize.

          If anyone else has a source ....

          alex

          David wrote:
          > Hi folks,
          >
          > I'm hoping someone can help me with this. I know it can be done with text
          > but I'm trying to accomplish it with a bitmap.
          >
          > I want to create what would look like a sphere with a reflection of the
          > Chicago skyline in it. I've created the sphere and have the skyline there,
          > but I need to "bend" the skyline around the sphere so it looks more
          > lifelike. You can see what I have here:
          > http://freeshopper.com/test/test.html and the PNG file is linked there as
          > well.
          >
          > Thanks,
          > David
          >
          >
          • 2. Re: Fisheye or sphere effect on a bitmap
            Level 7
            Thanks Alex,
            I finally went out and bought Photoshop Elements. It has the spherize filter
            and it accomplished what I was looking to do. I couldn't afford, nor do I
            think I really need Photoshop, but Elements has a lot of tools that I'll
            probably use in the future.

            Thanks for trying!

            David

            "Alex Mari�o" <aSlexPmAar@mMt.net> wrote in message
            news:ecvf6l$4ji$2@forums.macromedia.com...
            > David,
            >
            > I have looked high and low and cannot find a Filter that will do this
            > similar to Photoshops Spherize.
            >
            > If anyone else has a source ....
            >
            > alex
            >
            > David wrote:
            >> Hi folks,
            >>
            >> I'm hoping someone can help me with this. I know it can be done with text
            >> but I'm trying to accomplish it with a bitmap.
            >>
            >> I want to create what would look like a sphere with a reflection of the
            >> Chicago skyline in it. I've created the sphere and have the skyline
            >> there, but I need to "bend" the skyline around the sphere so it looks
            >> more lifelike. You can see what I have here:
            >> http://freeshopper.com/test/test.html and the PNG file is linked there as
            >> well.
            >>
            >> Thanks,
            >> David