This photo manipulation is called a stereographic projection, which takes a standard photograph and stretches it around in a circle creating a Globe or Planet like image!
Planet Photo Manipulation in GIMP
On my trip to France I visited the famous Viaduc de Millau, and was just amazed by the sheer size of it. Le Viaduc de Millau is nestled in the Valley of the River Tarn and towers over the nearby town of Millau.
Unfortunately it was very cold there and the sky was bland, so I used levels and some dramatic lighting to increase the contrast and create something a little more interesting.
Le Viaduc de Millau (Click to view larger)
In this tutorial, I’ll give to a step-by-step guide on how to really stand out from your competitor sites by making an animated GIF FavIcon.
Animated GIF FavIcon