Tuesday, August 9, 2016

TECHNIQUE: Create mesmerizing, mysterious and magical 360 photos with this app!




You can transform your 360-degree photos into dreamlike fantasies -- legally, I might add -- using a simple app.


Called the Deep Dream Generator, it's a web-based app that uses AI to transform your photos into surreal fantasies.  Although Deep Dream works on any image, the effect works especially well on 360 photos, allowing the viewer to be immersed in a magical environment.  Here is an example:
Deep Dream Experiment - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA




To use Deep Dream, you simply go to the website, create an account, and upload your image.  You can then select the kind of effect you want to apply.  There are also settings for changing the resolution.
Fallen Leaf - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The effect can be repeated on an already-processed image for even more fascinating results.






The Deep Dream Generator also has a separate engine called Deep Style that can apply art style filters to your photos, similar to Prisma.  Here is one applying a Van Gogh style:

Van Gogh Lake - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA






Special thanks to Artem Chubaryan for sharing this technique and for the samples used for this post!  You can check out Artem's page on Facebook for more techniques and 360 photos.




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