Here’s what my image looks like simply by changing the “Transform current layer” step and making the transform tool scale the layers width and height by 110%.

It wasn’t exactly what I wanted so I deleted all the layers and made it transform the width and height by 105% instead of 110%.

Final Results

From here on, it’s up to you to experiment with different looks. As you start experimenting, you’ll find new ways of creating not just spirographs, but random fractals. Here’s another example of what you can create.

Example 1

  1. Duplicate layer.
  2. Free transform – Angle: 5º, Horizontal Skew: 10º
  3. Offset (Filter > Other > Offset) – 10 pixels from the top and left.
  4. Hue/Saturation – 10º Hue

Example 2

    1. Duplicate layer.
    2. Free transform – Angle: 9º
    3. Hue/Saturation – 9º Hue
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JD

on CS6 I can’t see in the filter>other>offset option the top and right pixels ……….it’s showing me exactly opposite to put values ……….down and left…ugh

Carol Baudat

It seems to have been removed.

Ravi

Dear,

I am 2nd example not understood , so please suggest.

BR
Ravi

Anonymous

Thank youuuuuu brooo

Karen J.

Very easy to follow tutorial, thank you for posting!

Maidul Islam

I love your all icon sets….and start to bookmark this!!!

aditya

loved it :)

Hamid

Very interesting possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

A. S. Z.

Nice and easy enough.
Thanks

Junaid Khan

I’ve surf many webs for best and easy tricks. This is one of the most top website for tuts.

Shamaz

where is the vector path option in photoshop and how to de select it and how to create only outlines of the shape………. I use CS5 portable version

Nicky

They’re using cs6. cs5 doesn’t have the option to make vectors into their own shapes.

Ali Nejatbakhsh

very lovely and fun.tank you very much

matty

hears a nother fun way to make fractals in photoshop

deegrafix

What is the name of this program

Ryan Green

-_- Photoshop… Duh!

MNnic

Do people a favor and test your tutorials next time. The ellipse rotation tutorial gives indeed the result that we see in the screenshot, but once you press ENTER, everything inside disappears and what is left is only the outline of that image.

Photoshop Tutorials Editor

Thanks for the tip! You need to have your vector paths deselected. We updated the instructions to make it more clear.

PJ

Great tutorial but I too always end up with the outline of the image.

boomer

rude

Clark

You can do this in Illustrator too. Press CMD-D or record action.

phuongle

dowlott hom

Lady Lilith BloodCrave

Nice. The effect of a simple pattern can be really amazing.

thank you for sharing,

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