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Transforming a retangular image into a circle

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Old 04-04-2006, 02:11 AM
Richard Bibb Richard Bibb is offline
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Transforming a retangular image into a circle

I have been trying for a while to turn a panoramic picture I have into a circular picture but have been failing badly. (using PS CS2)

The picture I have is of a row of houses in a street. What I would like to do is somehow fold the image into a circular image, having the pavement (sidewalk) run around the outer edges of the circlular picture and the sky above the roofs to turn into a blue disk in the middle of the circle (i.e. the very top of the original image converges into a single point in the new).

I have tried using the transform tool but, as you would probably guess, the image doesn't end up very smooth (looks more like a hexagon than a circle)

Does anybody know how to do something like that? Is my explaination clear enough.
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:28 AM
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Are you talking about something like this?

I love these. The only way I think of you doing this would be to alter the perspective of the bottom of each pic inwards and then stitch them together. Good luck!
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:50 AM
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Hi Richard
Welcome to RetouchPro.

This May Help

Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates (with rectangular to Polar checked)

For a picture like Ziaphra Posted see

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Old 04-04-2006, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for your responses guys. It's difficult to see if what you suggest is exactly what I want (due to the subject matter in the images) but it certainly looks close. I'll give it a go and get back to you if I have problems
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