How to create a mini world
The image above is taken from a complete 360 degree image creating this mini world. Although this is only done for fun since I put one of these on a few social media sites I’ve had a lot of interest. So I thought I would put up some simple instructions on how to create this world.
Step 1 to creating your own mini world:
You can start with any image but the images that work the best are outside images where you have a good skyline, lot’s of different sized building against a skyline work well, or as in the image above a good tree line. When creating your mini world by picking your subject carefully you can get some really interesting results. The advantage of using a 360 images is when the two ends come together the image is seamless. So the first step is to get your image, once you have that we can move on to creating your mini world.
Step 2 to creating your own mini world:
Once you have your starting image, edit the image so you are happy with the finished image. Then creating your mini world takes just a couple of simple steps. I use photoshop but the principle is the same whatever software you are using.
First rotate the image 180 degrees so the image is upside down.
You then need to alter the size of the image, so in photoshop it’s edit and image size. take the tick out of the box that says constrain proportions, then make the height and the width the same. This will have the effect of squashing the image. Click ok.
The last stage is to distort the image. So go to filter, distort and then select polar coordinates. You then have your mini world.