Can a curved picture be made into a rectangular picture as seen below? (Photoshop CS6)
You can try one of the presets using the warp tool.
You could also try puppet warp.
Extend the canvas into a perfect square with the center of the circle being in the middle and use the Polar Coordinates filter.
I've done some experiments, but haven't been successful. Because I don't know much about these tools. Is there any tutorial you know?
Polar Coordinates can be hard to wrap your head around, even if you know what you are doing. Say you have a rectangular image as an active separate layer in a document, and you Select All then Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates, using the Rectangular to Polar option. The result will depend on the relative size of the image relative to the document as a whole, and its position relative to the center, both of these in vertical and horizontal directions. To simplify things, let's assume the document is a square, so that it will be transformed into a circular image filling a square document.
One other thing: sometimes, it can help to flip your original image 180° before Polar Distort.
Okay, here's how to get the value for the transform. With the top of the document = 0%, and the bottm 100%, take the position of the image in percent divided by 2*π
In the first image, the original sized art is in the upper left corner, and several copies that were scaled approriately. The second is after the Polar Distort:
Polar Coordinates is going to make your rectangle into a circle. Free Transform > Warp > Custom > Arc will do what you need
Yes, I want to do as in the second picture. But I am a beginer, so I don't know how to do it. Is there any tutorial?
I haven't been successful yet. How to achieve this result with Free Transform> Warp> Custom> Arc. A tutorial would be very useful.
Show us what you have so far.
I have this one.
Is this what you want?
I think my way of expressing the question is wrong. I have to turn the curved picture into a rectangular shape. Can you help with this?
via Polar Coordinates:
Invert the image and expand the canvas into a square:
Run Polar Coordinates, using Polar to Rectangular:
Invert the image, and expand the canvas horizontally. Then use Free Transform to scale the image so it looks "right", and control dragging some corner points to reduce the keystoning:
Be aware that Polar Coordinates gives much better results when used on very high resolution images.
Thank you very much for your suggestions. I did that, finally.