Apply Whirl and Pinch Effects to Image in GIMP

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to create "Whirl and Pinch" effects in an image in GIMP in Windows 7.

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    You should have the program open and an image ready to use.
    For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to open GIMP and how to open existing documents in GIMP.
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    First click "Filters" in the top left-hand corner of the window.
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    Then, move the cursor to "Distorts".
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    Click "Whirl and Pinch..." from the menu that appears.
    A dialogue box will appear with a preview of your image.
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    If you cannot see the preview image, please ensure that the "Preview" box inside the dialogue window is checked.
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    You can click and drag the preview to move it around
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    You can zoom in and out of the preview by clicking the magnifying glass icons.
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    You can click the scrollbars and arrows to navigate the preview too.
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    You can change the "Whirl Angle" value.
    You can do it by clicking and dragging the scroller or by typing the value that you want in the box on the right. The effect changes the direction of the whirl as you move the scroller to the opposite ends.
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    Next, you can change the "Pinch Amount" value.
    ou can do it by clicking and dragging the scroller or by typing the value that you want in the box on the right. The effects affects the center the most.
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    You can change the "Radius" value of the whirl in the same way.
    These effects are very good for abstract art or landscape photography.
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    You can click "Cancel" if you want to discard all of the changes.
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    Alternatively, if you are satisfied with your settings, then click "OK".
    This will apply them to your image. A green bar will appear at the bottom to show that the changes are being applied.
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