Adding a nadir cap (mirror ball)

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I wrote a Photoshop action that produces these mirror spheres below out from<br>
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I wrote a Photoshop action that produces these mirror spheres below out from
an equirectangular panorama. As you can see are three sizes available.<br>
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an equirectangular panorama. As you can see are three sizes available.
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[[Image:Mirrorball_small.jpg]] [[Image:Mirrorball_big.jpg]] [[Image:Mirrorball_xxl.jpg]]
 
[[Image:Mirrorball_small.jpg]] [[Image:Mirrorball_big.jpg]] [[Image:Mirrorball_xxl.jpg]]
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Small covers 5% ,Big 8% and XXL 12% of panorama height (equirectangular projection)
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Below you can see the region that will be covered with the mirrorball.
Small covers 5% ,Big 8% and XXL 12% of panorama height (equirectangular projection)<br>
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Below you can see the region that will be covered with the mirrorball.<br>
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[[Image:Mirrorball_pano.jpg]]
 
[[Image:Mirrorball_pano.jpg]]
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Here the action set in Photoshop:
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[[Image:Mirrorball_action.jpg]]
Here the action set in Photoshop:<br>
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[[Image:Mirrorball_action.jpg]]<br>
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Download the Photoshop action here:
 
Download the Photoshop action here:
[[Media:cap_text.atn]]<br>
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[[Media:cap.atn]]
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A similar action with text:
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[[Media:cap_text.atn]]
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For a flexible nadir cap which can be streched to your needs:
 
For a flexible nadir cap which can be streched to your needs:
[[Media:CapFlex.atn]]<br>
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[[Media:CapFlex.atn]]
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Don't know how to install a Photoshop action?
Don't know how to install a Photoshop action?<br>
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Take a look at [[How to install actions in Photoshop]]
 
Take a look at [[How to install actions in Photoshop]]
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'''Worklflow'''
 
'''Worklflow'''
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1.) Open equirectangular / psphere image in Photoshop
1.) Open equirectangular / psphere image in Photoshop<br>
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2.) Run desired action (small / big / xxl))
2.) Run desired action (small / big / xxl))<br>
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3.) Save as....
3.) Save as....<br>
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4.) Finished
4.) Finished<br>
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[[User:Pitdavos|Peter Nyfeler]] (Pitdavos)
 
[[User:Pitdavos|Peter Nyfeler]] (Pitdavos)
 
 
[[Category:Tutorial:Nice to know]]
 
[[Category:Tutorial:Nice to know]]

Revision as of 14:44, 30 November 2007

I wrote a Photoshop action that produces these mirror spheres below out from an equirectangular panorama. As you can see are three sizes available. Mirrorball small.jpg Mirrorball big.jpg Mirrorball xxl.jpg

Small covers 5% ,Big 8% and XXL 12% of panorama height (equirectangular projection) Below you can see the region that will be covered with the mirrorball. Mirrorball pano.jpg

Here the action set in Photoshop: Mirrorball action.jpg

Download the Photoshop action here: Media:cap.atn

A similar action with text: Media:cap_text.atn

For a flexible nadir cap which can be streched to your needs: Media:CapFlex.atn

Don't know how to install a Photoshop action? Take a look at How to install actions in Photoshop

Worklflow 1.) Open equirectangular / psphere image in Photoshop 2.) Run desired action (small / big / xxl)) 3.) Save as.... 4.) Finished

Peter Nyfeler (Pitdavos)

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