Want to show your Spinner photos in a different light? Try a stereographic projection. (Warning: Photoshopping is necessary!)
The article on What A 24-Hour Exposure Looks Like was the inspiration for this Tipster. After reading the article and doing some quick research I realised that Spinner 360 photos would be perfect for making stereographic projections (i.e. planet photos).
A panorama or landscape photo – Spinner 360 shots work really well for this!
Crop your panorama so that the left and right edges are a close match. Sometimes it requires some photo editing to make the edges line up. A perfect match will result in a seamless planet.
Once that’s done, rotate the image 180°. (Note: whatever is on top in the original image will become the centre of the manipulated image. So, if you want the sky in the centre, then leave the sky at the top.)
Resize the image to become a square. In Photoshop, you go to Image Size and make sure to uncheck the box that constrains proportions. I normally use an image size of 8000 pixels by 8000 pixels.
Go to Filter → Distort → Polar Coordinates and select “Rectangular to Polar”. (In GIMP, it would be Filters → Distorts → Polar Coords.)
Sit back, relax and watch the magic happen! (If you want, you can clean up the edges, probably with the healing brush or clone stamp tool.)
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