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Create a Globe City with Photoshop

Interesting lesson where we manipulate the picture of a city skyline in the way it looks like the city was built around it's own planet.

 
  Author: mat | Version: CS5 | 30th October 2011 |  
 
 
1.
 

Click here to download the image used in this lesson.

You can use your picture if you wish.

 
 
2.
 

In the menu click Filter, Other and choose Offset...

In the new Offset settings window set Horizontal to +650 pixels right and click OK.

 
 
3.
 

The left side of the picture moved to the right side.

Choose the Clone Stamp Tool.

 
 
4.
 

Right click the picture and set the clone stamp Size.

I'm starting with 41 px.

Press Esc to close the window.

 
 
5.
 

Now hold the Alt key and click the are you want to clone from (the source) ...

 
 
6.
 

... let go of the Alt key, click the mouse and paint the area you want to clone the previously selected area.

The goal is to get rid of the line in the middle of the picture by cloning the parts of the sky. You will need to choose the clone source size a few time and perhaps choose the different sizes of the clone tool. Just keep trying until you get better.

 
 
7.
 

It should look similar to mine by now.

Don't worry about the messy looking sky, we're going to correct the in the next steps.

 
 
8.
 

Choose the Healing Brush Tool.

 
 
9.
 

Press and hold the Alt key and click an area of the sky.

Let go of the Alt key, click the mouse and paint the sky to get rid of the messy parts.

Again, change the source areas and healing brush sizes a few times until you're satisfied with the result.

 
 
10.
 

Now do the same for the lower part of the picture. Use the Clone Stamp Tool and Healing Brush Tool.

 
 
11.
 

First the water and the tree part ...

As you see I improvised a bit with at the coast part to make it look more connected.

 
 
12.
 

... following the building and the partial sky part.


 
 
13.
 

It should look a little something like this.

Just keep trying, use the History to undo the actions you're not satisfied it and keep on trying!

 
 
14.
 

When done, choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool.

 
 
15.
 

And select the same area as I did.

 
 
16.
 

In the menu click Image and choose Crop.

Picture is now cropped.

In the menu click Image and choose Image Size...

Uncheck the Constrain Proportions option and choose the Bicubic Smoother (best for enlargement) as a Resample Image option.

 
 
17.
 

Enter 1296 pixels in the Height field and click OK.

 
 
18.
 

The picture is now vertically stretched.

In the menu click Image, Image Rotation and choose 180.

 
 
19.
 

In the menu click Filter, Distort and choose Polar Coordinates....

In the new settings window select the Rectangular to Polar and click OK.

 
 
20.
 

Done, how cool is that?

If you have any questions or comments or you got stuck somewhere in the lesson, please don't hesitate and use the Forum.

 
 
 
   
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