Making a Panosphere: By Strictlyphoto.org
A nicely detailed Psphere needs a well shot panorama.
Iow it all starts with a good shot.Search for a scape that works well as a pano.
Take about 24 shots!!! 3 rows of 8 shots!
Use a tripod and shoot 8 photos at 90 degrees with a 20 % overlap.
Than shoot 8 photos at about 60 degrees and finaly 120 degrees.
Shooting HDR ( photoatix) gives you the best results. You will end up with 72 shots
( if you chose a 3 stop HDR)
Stitch all your shots ( HDR) together using Ps
(CS5 File/Auto/photomerge.) I use a program called Ptgui for the best results.
You end up with a 180 degrees Panorama with a size of about 30 mb.
This completes step 1
Step 2; resize
Resize you panorama to 2000 X 2000 (Image/image size/ disable ď keeping proportions.) The bigger you keep the photo the more detail you have afterwards!
Thatís why I shoot a 3row panorama! This gives me a lot more detail after resizing!
Step 3: rotate
Step 4: polar coordinates
To give the panorama itís sphere shape you need to go to ( filter/reshape/polar coordinates.) Now your shot is really beginning to come a life! We are not ready yet though. We need to make the panosphere a nice flowing one. Using your clone stamp can make the panorama look just that bit better.
I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial.
I you have any questions please feel free to contact me at my website: http://strictlyphoto.org