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Escher's Droste Effect

By T Beddard November 17, 2008

Rating = 417 votes

Escher's Droste Effect

A powerful filter to recreate Escher's Droste Effect where the image recursively repeats itself as a spiral. It will work with the Photoshop CS4 plugin or directly in After Effects where some mind boggling animations are possible! Updated to include an anti-aliasing option, quality refinements and other interface tweaks.

For more info and examples on how to use the parameters see This code is ported from the original Mathmap version described in the Escher Droste Print Flickr group:


License: Open Source
Cost: Free
Platform: After Effects CS4 | Photoshop CS4
File format: ZIP | 4.4 KB

Additional extension information

Author: T Beddard
Author website:
Date published: November 17, 2008
Approval: None
Compatible product(s): Pixel Bender 1.0


1-5 of 22 reviews | Show all reviews

Angel_AD 07-Nov-13 Rating = 5

If you watch this tutorial Gavin Hoey will explain how to install the Droste Effect

adnan uruk 25-Jul-13 Rating = 1

It dose not work when I add it into pixle bender. I have cs5. Pls help me.

e1f1 dd01 06-Feb-13 Rating = 5

i love it more than i can say.

ARENAS FAUSTO 07-Oct-12 Rating = 3

Finally I RESOLVED my problem, i disable the options marked with arrows in the link: (this link have spanish and English because i´m a latina girl hehe), plus the option within the Filter Gallery Pixel Bender (disabled: Process on GPU), restart Photoshop (my version is Cs5 32 bit) and go! I hope I have helped a little and have understood because obiously, my English is not very good. Regards!

ARENAS FAUSTO 07-Oct-12 Rating = 3

I installed the file in this directory of my computer: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Pixel Bender Files. But I scored an error opening effect, NOT EVEN RESOLVE, hope it will help something.

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