Thanks to Chris Eissens, who sent in this Photoshop tutorial for beginners -- "How To Create A Polar Panorama Effect In Less Than Five Minutes" will show you how to create your own polar panorama effect "small planet" in a view simple steps in Phototshop. It will only take a view minutes to get this amazing effect. Chris writes :
Earlier this week I showed you a great collection of polar panorama photographics. Which is a technique used in Photoshop to create your own "little planet" from a single panorama photo. In this tutorial I will show you how to create your own polar panorama effect in a view simple steps.
1. To start this tutorial you need to create a panorama photo or get one from the internet. I found this great looking 360 degree shot created by André Karwath and can be downloaded here.
2. Now open this photo in Phototshop -- I use Photoshop CS4.
3. Create the file : To create the polar panorama effect we will need a square image, so first we will change the image size. To do this you go to Images > Images Size, edit the height to match the width and make sure that "Constrain Proportions" is turned off.
It should now look like the image here.
4. Rotate the Image : We now need to rotate the image 180 degrees. Simple click "Image > Image Rotation > 180″
Your work will now look like this:
NEXT : We add the Polar Panorama to the image . . . .
... continues on the next page!