After reading a tutorial over at Leanne Cole’s Photography Field Trips on making spheres with Photoshop, I have been playing. (I may not be able to walk much at the moment, but I can sit at a PC and play!)
It was a really interesting experiment. I wasn’t sure which photos would work best so I tried a range of photos to see what would happen. Some worked better than others. I thought I’d share some of them here, including the original reference I used.
The first pic I used was one I took in Bowraville NSW earlier this year…
I knew there would be an asymmetry to this but thought it would be interesting to see what Photoshop did with this using Leanne’s instructions.I realised a few things with this one – that if something in the photo reaches to the top edge of the picture, the sphere process draws lines of that colour out to the edge of the image (see the bottom of the picture), so it is better to have a completely clear piece of sky at the top of the photo for this to work really well.
Onto the next one…
Here are some of the other outcomes from photos I tried. if you are interested in seeing the original references, just let me know 🙂
I had made some more, but I think this is enough of an overload of experiments for now.
It is not something I will do all the time, but it was a lot of fun to play and to see what Photoshop can do and how different layouts in the photos changes the way the spheres end up.
And I have to thank Leanne again for some great and easy to follow instructions on how to create spheres!