I have started to try my hand at 360º Panoramaic photos and with much Joy I might add, these are actually quiet easy to do and give a lovely ‘Mini World’ result. To see a slide show of all I have created so far please see HERE.
MINI WORLD TUTORIAL FOR PHOTOSHOP OR GIMP
1: To achieve this result just pull your image into Photoshop or Gimp, preferably a landscape but this spiral effect can be done to any image.
2: Make the image the same height and width, squaring the image
3: then flip it vertically (upsidedown)
4: Go to Filters, down to Distort and Hit ‘Polar Coordinates’ and BINGO! you now have your very own 360º Panoramic image =)
Tips: In your landscape to get it to line up perfically either mirror the landscape side by side of itself like this:
When Photoshopped will give you this:
or make sure the landscape is level on both sides of the image so that the circle is continuous when you finish, then its just a matter of cleaning up the image to get rid of the seam line, but be aware, this line can add to the image overall.
Hope you found this useful, please feel free to share your creations, Id love to see what you come up with