- Jan 8, 2014
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Can I do this in Lightroom 6. I don't have photoshop ccsharing is caring
here we go, keep in mind that this is another way to add a sky to a 360 image.
you need two images, the stitched 360 panorama and a sky image (im attaching the image used in the example) in my case my images are as follow:
skypixel only accepts panoramas with a 2:1 pixel ratio so we need to modify the panorama canvas to 15,652 x 7,826 pixels (15,652/2=7826, when modifying the canvas size we add the extra pixels to the top, where the sky will be added) we also need to modify the sky image width to match the panorama width (15,656). notice that with the panorama we edited the canvas size and with the sky we changed the image size to end with the following:
panorama: 15,652 x 7,826 View attachment 56340now we need to blend the sky with the panorama which is very simple
sky: 15,652 x 3,913
copy the sky and paste it as a new layer in the panorama composition
select the sky layer and click on ¨add layer mask¨
select the gradient tool, and be sure that ¨foreground to transparent¨ and ¨linear¨ options are selected, also be sure that the color is set to black.
View attachment 56343
draw a vertical line to blend the images (here youll have to play to get the best result)
export your image as a jpge and voila, thats all
Nice. Thanks. I was wanting to know how to do this. Also, I found Wally by the lighthouse.For anyone wondering how to create these 360° images, the first step is to create your 360° panorama.
I do mine manually but Litchi will automate the capture process for you as well.
With a regular camera you would catch all of the sky but that isn't possible with a Phantom.
You have to start with your camera angled up to catch as much sky as possible because you are going to have to hand paint (in Photoshop) whatever is missing at the top of the sphere.
Take the resulting images into your favourite panorama stitching program and create a panorama using the spherical projection.
It will come out like this with the bottom looking distorted but the Skypixel viewer will fix that:
Note that I only have a narrow sky strip - more painting to do.
To make the 360° image work it has to be twice as wide as it is high.
Measure the width of the image in pixels and create a blank canvas the same width but with the height equal to 50% of the width.
Paste your panorama onto this and move it to the bottom:
Start painting your sky.
The content aware fill tool in Photoshop can be very useful but you'll probably have to do quite a bit yourself if you start with a small sky strip like this.
Pay particular attention to both sides because these have to match up.
After sky painting you might have an image that looks like this:
You may have to reduce the size to fit the 20MB max file size of Skypixel.
Dropping the image size to 8000 x 4000 works for me.
Save it as a jpg file and upload to Skypixel.
Sit back and admire your handiwork and congratulate yourself for your brilliance.
Play Where's Wally and see if you can find the Phantom Pilot in the shot.
Search the sky to find your painting mistakes.
Here's the final result:
SkyPixel - Connecting Creativity
This makes something much more impressive than gimmicky little planet panos but it's done from the same images.