Create a Twirl / Swirl effect using Photoshop

In this tutorial I am going to show you a simple effect in photoshop.  This effect basically known as Twirl.. effect. This is an interesting effect to create icons.

Step 1:

Open a new file and create a new layer. It is good practice to use a background color for the layout. You can press Ctrl+Back Space key to set background color for the layout.
Step 2:

Use the brush tool, set the properties as you like to make the lines. Draw lines as in the image shown below.

Swirl Effect in Photoshop
Twirl / Swirl Effect in Photoshop CS4

Step 3:

Now go to Filter>Distort>Twirl, the twirl window will open.  Give the angle settings as 999 (maximum) or as you like and click OK.


Step 4: Output will be like the below image-

Swirl Effect using Photoshop
Swirl Effect using Photoshop