Sunday, October 25, 2009

Photojournalism students turn world upside down and inside out

Planets at or near Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla.

Using Photoshop to create so-called "planets" was one of the latest in-class assignments in photojournalism class at Flagler College. Students took all kinds of creative and interesting approaches, as you can see from the results on this page.

Creating a planet in Photoshop is easy. Here are the steps:
1. Pick a panoramic photo. Select Image, then Image Size and turn the picture into a square image. Length should equal width.
2. Rotate the image 180 degrees.
3. Select Filters, then Distort, then Polar Coordinates. That's it, you should have your very own planet.
A detailed tutorial on creating planets is here.
A gallery of planets on Flickr is here.

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures of the world turned upside down and inside out. The planet 2 is my favorite!