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Tutorial How to create a little planet effect from CXL screenshot

medium skill tutorial

  1. fayeddd
    Compatible:
    • CitiesXL 2009
    • CitiesXL 2011
    • CitiesXL 2012
    • CitiesXL Platinum
    Hey guys!
    This time i am gonna showing you how to create a little planet effect from Cities X/XL photos!
    It is pretty easy if you know some basics of Photoshop
    Example of the result:
    5.jpg
    Lets get started!

    First
    you need to have these :​
    • Cities XL or Cities XXL
    • Photoshop
    Second
    Take a screenshot of the game. I am using alt+shift+F11 to get a very high resolution picture.
    Original picture by ObelicS
    1.jpg

    Third
    Open the photoshop. then You need to make the left side is same as the right side (not really similar is fine). You can do it by duplicating the left side and move it to the right and cleaning the editing.
    2.jpg

    Fourth
    Make sure your images are combined into one layer. The way is by choosing all layers and press ctrl + e
    3.jpg

    Fifth
    Flip your image vertically so it turns out upside down
    4.jpg

    Sixth
    Ok this is the most important part. You can create the little planet effect by only clicking one of the feature in PS. Go to Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates..
    5.jpg

    Seventh

    A window will pop up. Choose the Rectangular to Polar and click Ok
    6.jpg

    Eighth
    Your photo will turn out as an oval like this, you need to resize the height, but before that.. go to ninth step
    7.jpg

    Ninth
    Change your canvas size by simply press Alt+ctrl+C or go to Image > Canvas Size.. . Change the value of height into a value same as the width.
    8.jpg

    Tenth
    Ok now adjust your image by simply press ctrl+T or edit >Free Transform. Adjust it until it looks good or boundary like this.
    10.jpg

    Eleventh

    You can also rotate the image so the building will be on top by also simply press ctrl+T or edit >Free Transform.
    9.jpg


    Twelveth
    Crop the image so there is no blank space left.
    11.jpg

    And it is doneee.....!
    Other A Little Planet that i made:
    4 smaller.jpg

    If you still confused, feel free to ask! :)
    veija2, Mr.X², skullz613 and 2 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. veija2
    veija2
    5/5,
    Very cute effect. Very well done tutorial. Thanks.
  2. Jotape
    Jotape
    5/5,
    Thank you for this great tutorial!