One of my favorite styles of image is a panoramic photo. Creating this type of image in Photoshop is super easy thanks to the Photomerge command. You can take several images and combine them into a seamless panoramic image. You can use Photomerge to combine images that are tiled horizontally, vertically, or both..
Use the following steps to merge overlapping photos into a single panoramic image.
- In Photoshop, Choose File > Automate > Photomerge. You can also invoke this command from within Lightroom for a selected group of images (right-click > Edit In > Merge to Panorama in Photoshop).
- Click the Use pop-up menu and choose Files (to select individual images) or Folders (to choose an entire folder).
- Click the Browse button and navigate to the files or folder you want to use.
- Choose the following options:
- Blend Images Together to have Photoshop attempt to seamlessly blend exposure and color.
- Vignette Removal to correct for any natural lens vignetting (darkening) at the edges.
- Geometric Distortion Correction to repair any lens distortion (often caused when shooting at a wider angle).
Disclaimer: This is just one workflow for panoramic images.
Rich has published over 100 courses on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.
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