I’m one of those people who, when I learn something new, I’ll attack it with the voracity of a lion stalking its prey. (sorry, I haven’t eaten breakfast yet…)
My latest obsession is creating little planets from panoramic shots that I’ve taken. Now, I’m just saying up front, those I’ve attached are the first I’ve created, I’m still learning, but, now that I’ve provided that little disclaimer, I have to say, this has opened up a whole new world to me. (get it? See what I did there? World? No? OK…fine) Little Venice World, Little Paris World, Little Rome World, Little New York World… oh the possibilities. Little caricaturized planets from some of my favorite places around the globe!
While I’m perfecting the art, I thought I would share the link with you so you can try making your own little planets at home (a note, the directions in the upcoming link are using Photoshop, and that’s what I used with mine, but for those that use PSP, the same directions apply, just look for Effects/Distortion/Polar Coordinates up in the toolbar instead of Filters)
You can find great, step by step directions in a fantastic tutorial by photographer Dirk Paessler, here on Photojojo.
Try it! It’s fun! Please feel free to share your little planets here as I’d love to see them… Take me to your leader… Nanu Nanu…live long and prosper… peace out…