CreativePro Video: Creating a Spin Effect in Photoshop


In this video, Steve Caplin shows how to easily add a spin effect to add movement to a still photo. Taken from his Photoshop session at CreativePro Week 2018, he combines smart objects, masks, and the spin blur effect to bring create the action.

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Steve Caplin is a freelance photomontage artist based in London. His work has appeared in every national UK newspaper, as well as magazines around the world including Businessweek, Men’s Health, Reader’s Digest and many more. He is the author of the best-selling How to Cheat in Photoshop, as well as 100% Photoshop, Art & Design in Photoshop and 3D Photoshop. He writes regularly for CreativePro and is a trainer at His YouTube channel 2 Minute Photoshop is a growing collection of handy Photoshop tips, each just two minutes long. When he’s not at his computer Steve builds improbable furniture, which can be seen at