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P: Alien Sky (effects)

1. Photo effects: with app Alien Sky
2. Photo: warping images 

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Effects: Photo to photo

app page comments
Reality is boring! Create fantastic and futuristic visions with Alien Sky.
With Alien Sky, you can customize your sky with an amazing collection of high resolution space objects. Alien Sky also includes a set of futuristic lens flares optimized for your space exploration

My comments

look at the effects 

The problem is .. most of the effects are designed for the sky which is off the horiz line and that means we need Warp effect or its a waste of time 

there are work arounds see below 

360 Users

recognise 2 x 1 aspect
video output resolution 4000 

interacts with about 4 other quality photographer apps from this author

the warp issue is a big issue with this app as the filters are many for the sky, ideas below 

Non 360 users

works on any size photo 

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The info below shows the example of what you can do in video and photos 

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Road test


Alien Sky  IOS  $5  +  several app purchases  

2018.07.01    roadtest 

file aspect: 2 x 1 
simple to load 

fine tune working 
legacy 360 images need 4 times greater screen size 

app has option .. top left + sign to expand background and toggle  this to the inserted image 

layer system to add many inserts / effects 

Effects: many otpions 
Edit: many otpions
Mask:  easy to follow 
Layers: easy to follow 
filters: easy to follow 

360 / spherical: Warp/Wrap = no

output resolution: 
1. 4000 

have asked app author to expand to 6000

if you add a lense flare or filter it will expose the seam .. where the end of the image wraps and meets

added some effects

in this flat image the planet up high will be distorted in a 360 as that section will canvas will warp  
I show below how to manage 

add a filter .. 

the black hole effect up high will be distorted in a spherical below i show how to manage

Warning:  filters

when you apply filters or lense flares it will most likely expose the seam 
the seam being when the two ends of the image wrap and join
see this example 

how to fix

Remove Seams

sometimes the photo stitching shows a seam or it is exposed by adding filters or lenses flares in editors
see example above 

expose the seam to a workflow area ie., move it away from extreme left and right

Veer (free IOS and Android) 
Editor 360 IOS (not free) 
Theta (free) IOS and Android

change the start position (starting view) left or right by 1 cm or ? to suit then output
the seam is not exposed ie., you can see it (refer sample below)

now you can use various apps to wash it out / blend / vanish / patch

example: using editor 360
I shifted the centre / focus point left 2 cms and now u can see the vertical fault line 2 cms from the right 

apps to use to vanish/blend/heel

save over original image 
FREE IOS app called entouch 
can be accessed in photo extension within camera roll so it saved on the original
access it on the image within camera roll and brush down the seam with your finger and wash out fault 

Free app SNAPSEED IOS and Android
feature Heel can wash out the fault and save over original
option to save over exiting or make new copy

both of these apps are listed in 360 apps page under utilities

other apps
most editors can do the job but then you have to reload into an app that can inject metadata

I prefer to use entouch as you can access the image from within the camera roll as an extension app and save over original
if i feel I want to tweak the image then I use snapseed

manage warping

this is where the inserted item will be too high or low of horizontal line and will be distorted (warped)

Two (2) choices 
apart from testing the area .. how to go with an insert before it warps 

option 1

1. create templates for images and insert them using VeeR

the insert for VeeR must be square and is explained in the lab test about making a banner
in making a banner I insert images off the horizin line which is what we require now 

you make as many as you need then apply wherever you want as VeeR will warp as needed 

option 2

use free IOS app edit 360 to change the Horizon of the image 

the free app link can be found in page 360 apps Editor 360

before any changes

image below the horiz has been pushed down and nadir top is almost on the horizon

now load this image into Alien Sky and add  images 


load the image back into editor 360 and correct the horizon

insert image is now warped 

Make it into an Epic Motion video 

use the apps listed in the 360 app page under Photo to Video in regard to effects and Filters 



what I like 

1. so many effects 

2. editing options on the effects 

3. interacts with several other quality photographer apps of this author 

what I dnt like 

1. no warping  - such is life 

2. no enough expansion of image to work on fine detail IN PARTICULAR 
when you want to mask our parts of the insert .. you can't see it enough 

I've reported this to the app author in the past 

Host sites

Site: Theta:  Powerful zoom in / out

why Theta site: many display controls,  

Zoom out to make a crystal ball, all display styles can be downloaded. 

click a thumbnail to watch in 360 
   - have fun morphing the images
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