3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 29, 2014 12:17 PM by Sara Garska

    Trying to Create Cone from Image

    Sara Garska

      I am attempting to take a circular image (a logo of something) and edit it so that it can be printed and turned into a small cone.  I have spent HOURS researching this and cannot seem to find the the problem.  I've followed the steps below (found on a tutorial at another website) and the gap (where the circle gets slid under itself to create the cone shape) is so small.  I have messed around with it since this morning and am at my wit's end.  Thank you, in advance, for any assistance! 


      Let's consider my avatar as the original image. I make sure it is cropped into a circle.

      Then in photoshop, I do Filter->Distort->Polar coordinates->Polar to rectangular:

      Then, I resize the contents (but not the container [e.g. select all, edit->transform->scale]) of the image horizontally. The percentage I reduce is the percentage of degrees I will remove:

      Finally, I go back to polar coordinates, and retrim as a circle:  (OP: I don't know what they mean by "retrim as a circle," though, so I stop after selecting "rectangular to polar")

      Wrapping the image around the removed wedge is an exercise left to the reader.