Photoshop : Create a Polar Panorama Effect in 5 Minutes

by Guest Writer

How To Create A Polar Panorama 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.

Polar Panorama Photoshop Tutorial

2. Now open this photo in Phototshop -- I use Photoshop CS4.

open this photo 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.

polar panorama file

It should now look like the image here.

resize image to make a square

4. Rotate the Image : We now need to rotate the image 180 degrees. Simple click "Image > Image Rotation > 180″

set rotation of image

Your work will now look like this:

image rotated

NEXT : We add the Polar Panorama to the image . . . .

... continues on the next page!

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