PHOTOSHOP CC - artistic filters are grayed out

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I have Photoshop CC and my artistic, brushtrokes and distort filters are grayed out.
My image is in RGB, and in 8 bit, I have the "Show all filter gallery groups and names" checked.
Some images are fine, and this one is not.
Any ideas?
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Chris Cox

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What size is the image, in pixels?
Are you targeting a pixel layer, and not an adjustment layer or something non-filterable?
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Hi Chris,
The image is 38375 x 2023.
The image is the image as opened right from the raw filter as a jpg image.
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That would be why.
Most of the plugin filters don't support over 30k pixels.
And some of the distort plugins have even smaller limits (like 8k) due to the math used (and it takes me a while to rewrite them for larger limits).
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I changed the size to 25000 x 1318 and the grayed-out filters appeared.
What I am trying to accomplish is:
I have taken 28 consecutive images of a lunar eclipse, pasted them onto 1 single background, hence the large width.
I am trying to make the image into a circle without distorting the moons. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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The next 2 screenshots are my attempt and I'm not sure where to go from here.

I started by making the size of the image 10k x 10k:



Then used the distort filter and polar coordinates:



but as you can see the moons are badly distorted. any ideas for me?

Thanks so much in advance.
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Polar coordinates is doing what you told it to do.
You won't get undistorted images placed in a circle that way.
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Got it. Any idea how to do what in trying to?
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To get undistorted images, you'd have to manually place them around a circle (or write a script to do it).
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If I may be so bold as to ask, how do I write a script for this?
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Javascript - see Presets/Scripts for examples.