Hello, it's me (see what I did there?). Right now in our Gifted and Talented class we are making Polar and Spherical Panoramas. When doing these, we need to make composite images, which is very important. It helps to see the things that you might've not seen with only one photo. It adds more detail because the photos are overlapped. Photoshop combines them all to make it all connected as one panorama.
Many people think that polar and spherical panoramas are the same, but well, they're not. The difference between polar and spherical panoramas is that when you look at a polar panorama, It is like you are in space looking down on the world. In a spherical panorama, it is as if you are on the ground looking up with the whole world around you. In a polar panorama, the land is in the middle and the sky is in the outside. In a spherical panorama, the sky is in the middle and the land is around the edges of the photo.
What makes our tiny worlds look convincing is that in Adobe Photoshop we used the stamp tool to get rid of the line the shows where the sides meet. The stamp tool copies pieces from other parts of the picture and puts them in the place you want. It makes it look like it is one entire world that is all connected together. To also make it look convincing, we add effects in Adobe Bridge to make it look a little surreal.