At an art show two summers ago my jaw dropped open when I saw this kind of gorgeous photo manipulation called Mandala. The artist had them printed on aluminum in all kinds of shapes. I was in awe and immediately came home to figure out how to produce it myself. I tried it once, loved the results, computer crashed, lost the file. *ugh*
I recently searched once again for the tutorial on how to do it and was so pleased to find the original tutorial here. So I wrestled with it again for over an hour to get this image complete. If you have a different version of Photoshop, sometimes it takes lots of trial and error to figure out what works on your version!
I am very pleased with these results!