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    Default Bending the Horizon in Photo & Graphic Designer 2013

    Hi all,

    I took a pic of a sunsetClick image for larger version. 

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    Thanks,

    JK.

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    Default Re: Bending the Horizon in Photo & Graphic Designer 2013

    Hello JK,

    There are some bitmap filters in XDP X11 (and some earlier versions, and perhaps limited to the 32-bit version) that more or less can warp the image to force the horizon into a more circular shape. I wasn't happy with my attempts.

    One of the screen shots below are using an image editor, the other can be done using any application that has mesh warping capability (I used a layout application, actually).

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    Default Re: Bending the Horizon in Photo & Graphic Designer 2013

    I took a pic of a sunset from an airplane.
    Glad I wasn't on that flight
    Egg

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    Default Re: Bending the Horizon in Photo & Graphic Designer 2013

    You could create an art brush from it and draw an arc
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    Default Re: Bending the Horizon in Photo & Graphic Designer 2013

    Okay, that really looks bad. But you probably can do better. This is how it looks after stretching a little, create bitmap copy and cropping.
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    Default Re: Bending the Horizon in Photo & Graphic Designer 2013

    FX>Deformation Filter>Liquid color
    Stretch>only in vertical direction>zoom out to make it apply to a larger part of your picture.
    Done in DesignerProX11(don't know if the liquid color filter is present in your version)

    Hans

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    Default Re: Bending the Horizon in Photo & Graphic Designer 2013

    Thanks, everyone, for your timely help! I'll try the warp in another app too, mwens. I do have the Liquid colour filter, Hans. It's the only one I didn't try! I hadn't thought of using a brush, Siran. I think rotating the pic off of horizontal will make it look "spacier" still. Egg, I hear ya! I had to rotate the pic in Xara to edit it, but I sent the original unrotated photo. Darned iPad.
    Last edited by JustKen; 09 February 2016 at 01:54 PM. Reason: Acknowledge mwens.

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    Default Re: Bending the Horizon in Photo & Graphic Designer 2013

    I had to rotate it to create the brush, but off course you can rotate it back.
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