Create Your Own Spinning Planet


Ever thought of living in your own planet? It is now easier to have your own planet with the Lomography Spinner 360º and a little bit of photoshop tricks.

Instead of printing out your awesome endless 360º panoramic Lomograph taken with Spinner 360º into a panoramic format, now you can also print them out in square format and it would looks more interesting, funny and cut, also it is more cost saving!

Just a few steps, you can have your own planet and printing out your Spinner 360º in an alternate way:

1. Cropping, Resize & Rotate:

Crop away from the spocket holes.

Crop away the duplicates. And make your image into a layer by double clicking the background layer, give the layer a name or just leave it as Layer 0 and select “OK”.

Now, go to Image>Canvas Size and fill in the Height with the same amount with the Width.

Free Transform the layer to fulfill the whole canvas by pressing Command+T or Ctrl+T(for Windows) and drag the 4 corners of the layer to snap with the canvas size.

Rotate the layer by selecting Edit>Transform>Flip Vertical

2. Applying the “Planet Spinner” Effect:

Go to Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates… Select on the “Rectangular to Polar”.

You can also preview you result in the pop-up window, if you’re happy with the result, just press “OK”.


3. Rotating and Cleaning:

Alright, we’re almost done, but not until we choose either “man on top” or “women on top” and do a little clean-up in the air and have a perfect deep blue sky.

Ratating the layer by pressing Command+T or Ctrl_T(for Windows) and place you mouse pointer around the outer corner of the layer until the pointer change into a curve pointer. Press, hold & rotate the layer to your liking. Use Brush tool, Healing Brush Tool or Clone Stamp Tool to clean-up the sky.

Welcome to the Spinner’s Planet!

written by jeepeng on 2010-12-25 in #gear #tipster #globe #spinner-360 #planet #funny #tipster #tutorial #photoshop


  1. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    haha great!
    i tried it with a supersamplershot:
    fun :)

  2. kerpella
    kerpella ·

    Awesome! It really looks like a planet!

  3. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    ahhh i love it! =D

  4. sergio_m
    sergio_m ·

    digital got advantage on this one, question about combining few pictures from 360° spinner from different heights in panorama stitch before creating miniplanet

  5. coca
    coca ·

    great tipster, so much fun!!

  6. mochilis
    mochilis ·


  7. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Wish I'd a tipstered!! well done!
    check out this...…

  8. latella
    latella ·

    WOW great idea!! :)

  9. metzgor
    metzgor ·

    nice idea.. looks really great!

  10. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    haha that's cool !

  11. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Cool!! Thanks for the tipster @jeepeng! :)

  12. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    Fantastic! Great tipster.

  13. dive-angel
    dive-angel ·

    great idea!

  14. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    I love it!

  15. nicx
    nicx ·

    Love it! now gonna go try it!!!!

  16. warshock
    warshock ·

    great tip!

  17. 5thdimension
    5thdimension ·

    Awesome idea!!

  18. goseki
    goseki ·

    that is brilliant!

  19. helenga
    helenga ·

    AWESOME!!!! :O

  20. brittany
    brittany ·

    amazing!!! wow.... makes me REALLY want a spinner now!!

  21. roonandbeks
    roonandbeks ·

    Why take out the sprocket holes?

  22. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    super aliw and super galing!

  23. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    This is super cool! Does any other photoshop work? Please message me!

  24. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Cool. I like the effect when you crop out the sprocket holes. I'll definitely be trying this. Thank you for sharing.

  25. poppyprongs
    poppyprongs ·

    too much coolness! I wish I had spinner :D

  26. photomood
    photomood ·

    that's awesome! i'm gonna try it as soon as I have my spinner :D next week hopefully :)

  27. ladybugofblueness
    ladybugofblueness ·

    I did this in Photoshop Elements, and the steps were a bit different. Making another layer, at first, isn't really an option, from what I saw. But I was still able to get help from a friend who does this too! The mini worlds are very cool! :)

  28. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    WOW! I can't work! I'm just creating spinning planets... I CAN'T STOP! THANKS FOR SHARING :).

  29. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·


  30. elvis
    elvis ·

    I don't have photoshop, can i do this with an other program? ( stupid question? )

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