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Planet Shaped Amazing Circle (Tutorial)

Create Your Own Planet Shaped Amazing Circle.


- First create a Full 360 Degrees Panorama (Tips&Tricks), or download my example file.


- Load the file in Photoshop.


- Change the Image Size. Set width to the same size as heigth (uncheck 'Constrain Proporties') to create a 1:1 square. (example file: change 8000x2000 into 2000x2000 pixels).


- Rotate the image 180 degrees.


- Use the 'Polar Coordinates' filter (Rectangular to Polar) to create the planet.


And now you'll understand where the Polar Coordinates filter is meant for ;-)


Note: if you skip the rotation of 180 degrees you'll get the Wheel Shaped Amazing Circle (on the right).


Discussion and more great ideas here.

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Taken on March 24, 2006