I’m testing out something new… I’m calling it “Photoshop Friday”, where every Friday, optimistically assuming that I don’t have deadlines looming, I’m going to try and do something fun with Photoshop. Whatever I can think of… Two weeks ago I did some “crystal ball” compositions, and today I’ve put together what I’m calling Sky Aquariums. Check out the timelapse video below…
If you’re wondering how I created the timelapse, this technique for interval-based screen grabs works beautifully. Just run this as a shell script from the directory where you want the screen capture images to be stored (OSX only):
i=0; while [ 1 ]; do screencapture -t jpg -x $i.jpg; let i++;sleep 1; done
Then, just pull it into Premiere as an image sequence, and you’re good to go!
Here are the basic techniques that I used in the creation of the Sky Aquarium composition.
- Aligning Layers
- Auto-Blend Layers
- Layer Masks
- Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
- Camera Raw Filter
- Blend Modes
- Object Transforms
- Photomerge Panoramas (I did this manually, but Photomerge will automate it)
I think that just about sums it up. Here are two *work in progress* iterations I posted on Flickr…
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Enjoy, and have fun!