So aight…i’ve been asked to reaveal secrets of making those lovely little planets. Its very very easy. Repeat after me :)
Start photoshop, paintshop pro 0.8 or above and open the image that u want to become a planet.
1. Image>image size. Uncheck ‘Constrain Proporties’ and set the “height” value to the same value as your “width” value. You will get a square image.
2. Rotate by 180°
3. Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates (choose the “Rectangular to Polar” setting). If you are a user of The Gimp the command is “Filters→Distorts→Polar Coords”.
4. Thats all! Rotate it any way u want and do whatever else u want to it.
Initial image. (I mirror them horizontally, so that the edges fit nicely)
And to make the tunnel-looking, opposites of planets, the procedure is the same, just leave out the second step (Dont rotate 180 degrees)
You should get something like this:
You can combine the two techniques, to get something like this:
I found it on this illustrated tutorial http://www.dirkpaessler.com/blog/index.php/phot...
Here are some more examples of planets http://www.dirkpaessler.com/blog/wp-content/plu...
Have fun! :)