I want to create an image, say of an eye, and morph it so that when I print it it may not look clear/correct, but when I wrap it around a bottle and observe it at it's center point, it takes the shape of the eye again. I believe it's a similar affect to anamorphosis art done but when I search on that all I get is anamorphic art via a mirror image, so it's depending on reflective surfaces on the cylinder and that's not what I'm after, but simply an image that's only clear from a given angle.

I think it may be necessary to slice the image up and then distort each piece, but I'm not sure of how. I can do this in Photoshop so if there's a filter, that will be helpful. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

  • I don't know that it is different for print than for others in terms of creation Jun 18, 2016 at 15:51
  • I know this is done in 3D software. A image is projected onto a surface and then the surface is "rolled out" or flattened with the proejction baked into it. I thought it would be possible to simulate this with a gradient and the displacement filter in photoshop. Sadly I've not been getting good results with that approach.
    – leugim
    Jun 20, 2016 at 17:28


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