Photoshop : Create a Polar Panorama Effect in 5 Minutes

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Add the "Polar Panorama" effect

5. Now it is time to add the "Polar Panorama" effect effect to our photo. To do this you go to "Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates" and click "OK".

Filter to Distort to Polar Coordinates

You work will now look like this:

Photoshop Polar Coordinates

6. Fine Tune your Image : As you can see above, most work has already been done. But if you look closely you will see a line from the top to the middle, to make this look more smooth you can use the "Blur" tool or "Smudge" tool by simple rubbing it over the line till you are satisfied.

Blur tool or Smudge tool

7. Now we simply cut out the "planet" to remove those nasty looking corners. Select the part that looks the best using the "Rectangular Marquee Tool" (Press M), Copy it by hitting the CTRL+C keys and open a new Photoshop window which can be opened by hitting CTRL+SHIFT+N and Paste it using CTRL+V.

rectangular

There it is, the final result. It’s that simple. Ofcourse you can add all kind of cool things such as airplanes, rainbows, space shuttles, stars and whatever you can think of to make your work unique.

Polar panorama

And here, you can enjoy a world of polar panorama photography!

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Fred Showker

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