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Swirl Text

Learn how to create this Swirl Text Effect:

Step 1

Create a blank document, size depends on the size of your text, I made it 300*250px.

Set background to black.

Add your text in white.

Apply some Gaussian Blur (Filter --> Blur --> Gaussian Blur) to the text.

Hit CTRL-E to merge down the layers.

Step 2

Go to Filter --> Stylize --> Solarize.

This is how your soon to be swirl text will look now:

Step 3

Now use Filter --> Distort --> Polar Coordinates (Polar to Rectangular)

Apply the wind filter (Filter --> Stylize --> Wind) once.

Use Filter --> Distort --> Polar Coordinates (Rectangular to Polar this time)

Step 4

Use Filter --> Distort --> Pinch and choose a value of -31 percent or less

Step 5

Now just hit CTRL-U, pick a nice color and that's it, your colored swirl text: