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In just a few simple steps, you can take a drone panorama photo into a mini planet effect using Photoshop. We suggest you take a few panos from different heights so you have a few options for the final perspective. When taking the photo, you’ll want your drone positioned directly over the area you want to be the center of your mini planet.

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Open your pano in Photoshop and at the top click on Image – Image Rotation – Flip Canvas Vertical. This will flip your photo upside down.

Then click on Filter – Distort – Polar Coordinates. A new window will pop up and you’ll want to make sure you have “Rectangular to Polar” checked. This will give you a circular but “smushed” version of your mini planet.

Crop square and center the image. Then you can stretch the image to a more perfect sphere by holding “Shift” as you stretch the image vertically.

Then you can go to Filter – Raw Camera Filter to adjust your coloring to your desired final look.

Adding a drop shadow and an inner shadow and adjusting to the desired look will give it a slightly more 3D depth look.

Click the DOWNLOAD button to download the image we used and try it yourself!

*Photo was taken with DJI Air 2s at Ocean City HS in Ocean City NJ

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