Photoshop Tutorial: How To Create A Circle Polyorama



Circle Polyorama are cute, tiny 'planets' made of a photographic panorama.
In this tutorial we're going to make such a polyorama with a bunch of photos. It is pretty basic and works for photoshop CS and over.


End result:
How To Create A Circle Polyorama Final Image

Author:
avatar Lodd

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Practice tutorial

Tags:panoramaplanetpolyorama

Step 1

The first thing you'll need is a 360 degree panorama. This is made by using a camera on a
tripod and shoot. Then rotate the camera a bit and take the next shot until you have images
covering 360 degrees or more.

More info on panos can be found here:
http://augusteo.com/2009/05/06/tutorial-learn-how-to-do-panorama-photography-part-1-the-photo-
shooting/


Step 2

In this step we will use Photoshops built in panorama stitcher, Photomerge.
To open Photomerge go through File-> Automate -> Photomerge.


Step 3

When Photomerge is open choose "browse" and go to the folder your image is in. then select

the first image in the pano, hold shift and press the last one. this selects all the photos between
the first and the last image. To deselect one or more images hold CTRL and press the image you
want to select/deselect.


Step 4

The images will line up in the list ready to be stitched. Check "Auto", "Mix images" and
"Geometric distortion correction"
Then hit "OK"


Step 5

This will take some time (a lot if you have a slow/busy computer or a panorama that is hard to make for Photoshop) So don't try this at home (if you are busy or don't have time)


Step 6

This is what you should come up with. (There will be separate layers and layermasks for every single image.)
i merged them though.


Step 7

Now you have to crop the panorama into only a 360 degree one, or else you end result will look like...crap... If you have a panorama that is less then 360 degrees make sure the start and end of the image looks the same and fits "into" each other.


Step 8

Now you'll open "image size" image -> imagesize (or Ctrl+alt+i)
Make sure "keep proportions" are unchecked. Then insert the height number into the length one. This will give you a complete squared image (that looks like crap)


Step 9

Now rotate the image 180 degrees, image-> image rotation -> 180. You'll now have an crappy looking upside down image. So get ready for magic.


Step 10

The magic comes when you play around with the image coordinates (it sounds more fancy then it really is)
This is made by going into filters -> distortion -> polar coordinates.


Step 11

Make sure "rectangular to polar" is checked. Then hit OK and BOOM!


Step 12

Welcome to my world :)


Step 13

This is what i came up with after some cloning work and color corrections.
Try it out and show me your results! Good luck!



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43 Comments:

avatar ponti55
ponti55 says:

Good one!

(5 years and 1466 days ago)
avatar snappler
snappler says:

Awesome. Saw this one in panorama contest and wanted to give it a try. Looks to be pretty straightforward.

(5 years and 1462 days ago)
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hopeworks says:

its cool

(5 years and 1462 days ago)
avatar George55
George55 says:

nice tut....worth to try it....!

(5 years and 1462 days ago)
avatar George55
George55 says:

nice tut....worth to try it....!

(5 years and 1462 days ago)
avatar Artifakts
Artifakts says:

Great !!! I'll try it when I go back home !

(5 years and 1461 days ago)
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Guest says:

it's polArama (as in Polar coordinates), not polYOrama

(5 years and 1461 days ago)
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Guest says:

Guest, it's polyorama:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/polyorama

Polarama can't be found in the dictionary.

(5 years and 1461 days ago)
avatar Lodd
Lodd says:

Polorama, polarama or polyrama. doesn't really matters.

And thanks for the appretiation guys

(5 years and 1461 days ago)
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Guest says:

Nice job!(:

(5 years and 1461 days ago)
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Guest says:

its amazing.... thank you so much and it really was a great help....

(5 years and 1461 days ago)
avatar wind
wind says:

Thanks Lodd!...It really works! Congratulation and thanks again for your effort!

(5 years and 1460 days ago)
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Guest says:

good tut. i like it

(5 years and 1460 days ago)
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Thanks a lot! I've been trying to make a picture like this for a month now.. & now i know how.

(5 years and 1460 days ago)
avatar bartoszwozniak

Great tutorial Lodd. Well Done! Did not think it was that easy

(5 years and 1460 days ago)
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Guest says:

nys one

(5 years and 1459 days ago)
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Guest says:

very amaizing
رائعه جدا

(5 years and 1454 days ago)
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GigiG says:

Can't wait to take some photos to try this on. Thanks.

(5 years and 1452 days ago)
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GigiG says:

I am trying this, but I don't understand step 7 - Now you have to crop the panorama into only a 360 degree one.

How do you crop to 360 with the crop tool? I do understand the part about starting the stopping with the images that fit. Thanks.

(5 years and 1452 days ago)
avatar delma
delma says:

Es genial,buen trabajo.

(5 years and 1447 days ago)
avatar Lodd
Lodd says:

Hi gigi, you have to crop it so the ends fits into each other. try not to crop and you'll notice the difference.

Gracie delma, Me no hablo espanol ) that's about the words i know in spanish

(5 years and 1443 days ago)
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Guest says:

amazing just amazing,
visit my site also http://www.OKApixel.com thanks

(5 years and 1421 days ago)
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Guest says:

it looks better if you clone out the centre where all the points meet. then it looks more genuine. look at Abduzeedo.com and check out make little planets tutorial. it explains this in more depth

(5 years and 1415 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great

(5 years and 1388 days ago)
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Guest says:

ooh....have wanted to do this for so long...as Christmas pressies for my friends - a polyorama of their neigborhood...neat! Now i know how. Excellent tutorial...and in my own language: Tusen takk!

(5 years and 1382 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is great! I'm going to give my mum one of her garden as a pressie. Thanks for taking the time to write this!

(5 years and 1362 days ago)
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Guest says:

I've been wondering for a while how to do this. Great tutorial, thanks so much!

(5 years and 1313 days ago)
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Guest says:

amazing

(5 years and 1308 days ago)
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Guest says:

great tutorial!

(5 years and 1289 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great!!!

(5 years and 1230 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thank you, thank you so much....
Awesome tutorial!!!
I'll try this soon!!
*excited*

(5 years and 1230 days ago)
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tom says:

very good i want to share to my website www.17ps8.com

(5 years and 1127 days ago)
avatar niks1351
niks1351 says:

very nicely explained

(5 years and 1022 days ago)
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[banned] says:

thanks good it was don : )

(5 years and 941 days ago)
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[banned] says:

thanks

(5 years and 941 days ago)
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Sunny says:

definitely a cool art. demands a tryout

(5 years and 634 days ago)
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Sunny says:

thnx Lodd!!!

(5 years and 634 days ago)
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[banned] says:

great

(5 years and 513 days ago)
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Guest says:

Awesome for great....

(5 years and 513 days ago)
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Guest says:

And here I thought I'd have to spend hours and hours making this. Thank you! I will try this at home :P

(5 years and 372 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Awesome, thank you so much!

(5 years and 317 days ago)
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[banned] says:

I like your tutorial, clear and amazing. Something that looks incredible the first time you see it, but it´s so easy: congrats

(5 years and 82 days ago)
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Guest says:

cant do it with photoshop element?

(5 years and 36 days ago)


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