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Many Circles

Many Circles (Effect)Original Image

This filter requires Filter Forge 6.0


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This is one of over 5964 effects generated by Filter Forge, a Photoshop plugin that allows you to create your own filters.

This effect:

  • can be easily altered;
  • offers up to 30,000 variations;
  • can be applied to any source image in Photoshop.

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Author: Rick Duim

Filter Details

  • Downloads: 509
  • Requires Filter Forge 6.0
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Usage Rank: High
  • Comments (7)


This filter fills your image with spheres with limited overlapping. You can change how filled the image is with Packing Amount. Sphere Placement: 1 - Random 2 - Luminance of image: Light->Dark; Small->Large 3 - Luminance of image: Light->Dark; Large->Small Background Mix starts at black at 0 and fades into the complete image at 100. You can create smaller spheres by changing Size, pixels to a smaller value, but you must check the NonSquare/Size,pixel checkbox for proper operation. Changing Variation will change the position of the spheres. IMPORTANT: If the image is non-square OR Size, pizels is reduced below the maximum the NonSquare/Size,pixel checkbox must be checked for proper operation. Special thanks to memetaltin and rabbix for the original ideas behind this filter.


spheres, circles, shadow, packing, background, luminance


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Filter Controls

  • Particle Size
  • Sphere Placement
  • Packing Amount
  • Shadow Amount
  • Shadow Softness
  • Use Tranparency
  • Background Mix
  • NonSqaure|Size,pixel