How to Create Mini Planets for Earth Day with Adobe Stock & Adobe Photoshop CC
First, choose an image from Adobe Stock (we’re working with this one.) Next, open it in Photoshop.
Depending on the result you want, you can rotate the picture (Image > Image rotation > 180°). That’s what we did here.
In the Image menu, select Image Size. Uncheck “Scale Styles” and “Constrain aspect ratio”.
In the “Height” field, type the same value as in the width field and press OK (for example, if the width is 3000, type 3000 in the height field). You get a square and stretched image.
In the Filter menu, select Distort > Polar Coordinates. Check “Rectangular to Polar” and press OK. And that’s it!
You can rotate the picture again, and use for example the Smudge Tool for a better result.
And here’s the finished piece…..
Get creative – you can do this with all types of images. Or you can check out a selection of pre-made mini planets by Adobe Stock contributor David Arts.