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Make Your Own Planets with the Polar Panorama Effect

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Make Your Own Planets with the Polar Panorama Effect

Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to introduce you to planet photography – without the spaceships and space suits. No telescopes. No outer-galactic lenses. You don’t even have to look up at the sky. This is feet-on-the-ground, look-straight-ahead, make your own planet photography. Unlike real planets, we can trace these planets’ existence; they all came from typical camera-carrying, Photoshop-savvy photographers.

Here’s a quick rundown of how you can be a creator of planets:

  • Take an awesome landscape photo (preferably 360 degrees’ worth of photos to turn into a panorama).
  • Crop it, straighten out the horizon and make sure the edges match up.
  • Stretch it into a square and rotate it 180 degrees.
  • Apply the polar effect.
  • Clean it up (rotate, retouch, adjust the colors and contrast, etc.).

And this article has a bunch of really cool planets. This is creative photography – We could look at these all day.

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