Thursday, August 11, 2016

TECHNIQUE: How to rotate a 360 photo or a 360 logo or watermark


There are many ways to rotate a 360 photo, or a 360 logo or watermark.  Here's an easy way that is also lossless.

ROTATING A 360 PHOTO
There are several ways to rotate a 360 photo, such as by changing the photosphere metadata.  One easy way to rotate a photo is by using the Offset filter in Photoshop.

1. Open the equirectangular 360 panorama.

2. Apply Filter ... Other ... Offset.  Check the "Wrap Around" option.

3. Specify the horizontal offset to rotate the panorama.  If you put a check on the Preview option, it will show you the change right away.

That's all there is to it.

ROTATING A 360 LOGO OR WATERMARK
You can use a similar process to rotate a 360 logo or watermark.

1. Paste your logo as a separate layer, and select it.

2. Apply Filter ... Other ... Offset.  Check the "Wrap Around" option.
3. Specify the horizontal offset to rotate the logo.

That's it!  Here's the result:

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