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What photo app or editor can be used to produce this wavy effect?

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  • Why the Android tag ? Has it been made with a cellphone ? – Olivier Mar 21 '18 at 6:34
  • Looks like it could have been done on camera by some sort of temporal distortion, anyone here from physicsSE? – Crazy Dino Mar 21 '18 at 15:58
  • @CrazyDino, pretty sure Doctor Who was entering just off-stage to the left, causing space-time to wobble when this picture was taken. Fortunately, jelly-legs symptoms usually resolve themselves after a few hours. – Hueco Mar 21 '18 at 16:05
  • @Corey No timey-wimey sci-fi explanation needed: the soles of the subject's shoes were covering up co-orbiting black holes just prior to their collision, causing gravitational waves to emanate from under his feet, which caused distortions in the paths of nearby photons. Simple. =) – scottbb Mar 21 '18 at 17:40
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I'm sure there's probably a filter or app out there - but here's the Photoshop answer: Use Liquify.

The image looks like the artist simply ran a liquify brush through the bottom half of the photo semi-randomly. (Up/Down movements on the left and right, side to side movement on the legs).

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Distortion effects in Photoshop or Gimp, but applied to separate color channels with slight difference in ripple parameters. Thus you get those orange/bluish edges.

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    I think the orange/blue may just as well be chromatic aberration that's been stretched (thus appearing more prominent than it originally was) – Hueco Mar 21 '18 at 20:47
  • From experience this is a graphic editor effect. I used to reproduce it many times in Photoshop by using Difference selector applied to a layer above. Especially prominent when one layer is mostly blue, and the other is the difference (which becomes orange). – Similar.Pictures Mar 23 '18 at 3:49

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