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Posted on 19/07/11 5:59:07 PM
Steve Caplin
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New tutorial online - planet building
My new tutorial on building planet effects in Photoshop has now gone live on CreativePro. Check it out here, leave a rating, leave a comment!

http://www.creativepro.com/article/turn-photo-planet-using-photoshop



Posted on 19/07/11 7:18:07 PM
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Just playing. I've always wanted to have a go at this.



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Posted on 23/07/11 08:03:30 AM
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Hi Steve

Great tutorial and really well explained. I saw this technique in Digital Photo mag some time ago and, like Gordon, have been meaning to have a go. This has prompted me into action - where's the camera?

Nick


Posted on 23/07/11 12:26:04 PM
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I dug out a photo taken from the Eiffel Tower.



Posted on 25/07/11 07:21:59 AM
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Great shot, Gordon. I like the way you've flipped the name of the boat.

Nick: I think the key word here is "from", rather than "of". You need something big in there to punctuate the horizon - the Eiffel Tower itself would work a treat, if you could fit it in!

Posted on 25/07/11 11:09:47 PM
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Not sure if I understand your comment on Nick's work, Steve. 'Punctuating the horizon'? It all looks great to me, and I have read your excellent tutorial but not had a go so... maybe I have missed a crucial point.

Posted on 26/07/11 08:23:33 AM
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My point is that these constructions always look better when there's an object in the foreground that sticks up into the sky. When everything's very distant, the outline is too uniform and lack interest.

My oblique way of saying this was that Nick's photo was "from" the Eiffel Tower, rather than "of" it - its addition would have really helped this image.

Posted on 27/07/11 10:18:31 AM
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Thought I would tackle this one. It's the Graslei in Ghent alongside the canal. Six images covering 180 degrees made up the working shot and were stitched together in Autopano.



and this is the original Panorama






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Posted on 27/07/11 10:25:31 AM
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Very nice Gordon. I particularly like the clouds.
Nick

Posted on 27/07/11 10:48:29 AM
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Thanks Nick




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Posted on 31/08/11 06:13:43 AM
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These all look great, will have to give it a try. At the moment I'm trying to copy thousands of photos from my laptop to my desktop.
a slow job.

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Posted on 31/08/11 07:08:02 AM
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I was in the middle of doing a 360 panorama taken from the top of a minaret at a mosque in Cairo, when I saw this, so I just had to try it. I know I didn't have the right amount of ground, but it's still pretty good.




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Posted on 31/08/11 07:37:03 AM
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Most impressive, Vibeke! But you see how having some ground in the picture would get around that spiky point right in the middle.

Posted on 31/08/11 07:44:27 AM
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Thanks, I know, but you should have told me before I took the photo LOL, Mind you there wasn't much chance of having ground there.
I will have to find an other view.

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