Twirl Swirl Effect in Photoshop

Learn how to create an ordinary twirl using filters in Photoshop CS. This is an interesting effect to create icons.

Step 1

Open a new file and create a new layer. Press D. (to set the default foreground (black) and background colors (white))

Step 2

Use the brush tool, set the properties as in the image below. Draw lines as in the image on the right using your favorite colors.

Step 3

Select Filter>Distort>Twirl, the twirl window will open. Give the angle settings as 999 (maximum) and click OK. Here’s the twirl effect.

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