Apply Polar Coordinates in Photoshop CS6

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can apply polar coordinates to an image on Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.

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Steps

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    We already have Photoshop open, which is the blue icon at the bottom with "PS" inside of it.
    We already have a document open, which can be done by creating a new one or opening an existing one. We've demonstrated how to do that in other videos. Our document is shown on the tab on the left, and the layers are shown on the right. If we're using a document with multiple layers, we should select the layer that we want to edit. Be careful not to edit a background layer instead.
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    Click "Filter" along the top.
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    Hover over "Distort" and click "Polar Coordinates".
    This will bring up a pop-up menu, which is a preview, so we don't need to move the box out of the way unless we want to. We can use the little hand cursor to drag the picture around.
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    We can then zoom out by clicking the minus sign in the bottom left-hand corner, or zoom in by pressing the plus sign.
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    Alternatively, we can select a percentage.
    We're going to choose 25%, which will generally show the whole image.
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    We have the option to select "Rectangular to Polar" or "Polar to Rectangular".
    It can come up with some very interesting effects.
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    Press "Cancel" to get rid of the changes and return the image to normal, or click "OK" to apply it.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how you can use polar coordinates in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.
    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll get back to you.
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Questions and Answers

The distort in my filter menu is in grey, what could I do to be able to apply it in my text layer?

I was about to apply filter in the text layer that I selected but distort is not available. I have tried: Clicking edit menu then transform, but I need to see my polar coordinates dialog box. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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