Jun 29, 2012

How To Create AWESOME Panoramas

Creating a Panorama

First, I started out by resizing the images in Lightroom because the files are so large.  Then I brought all of the images into Photoshop to start the masterpiece!

By using the Photo Merge Tool in Photoshop, I can load all of the images of the panorama into Photoshop at the same time.  While the images load, they automatically stitch themselves together with Layer Masks included.

Once the panorama is loaded, I merge all of the images together to start working with the panorama as a whole.  Then I use the Warp Tool to help straighten the horizon.  Experiment with the Warp Tool on the image until you get the results you want.  You might have to do this a few times.  Last but not least, I crop the image to make the edges even.

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    Rubén Chase

    With that huge photo it will be awesome to make a polar coordinates filter, and make an “apocalipse” planet, hahahaha

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    James Brown

    Ya, that same storm took out the power to over 100,000 people in the city I live in, and blew a tree over into my house. Still don’t have power. Great shot(s) though Aaron! Wish I’d had my camera with me when it hit.

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    Debbie Taylor

    Thanks for the tip on exposure lock, could of used it a couple weeks ago when I did this panorama of the Rockies in Alberta, Canada. It was a massive file size, I shrunk it down from 172 mb.

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    Thank you all, that was a good idea you guys gave me. I’ll save money by doing this instead of purchasing an expensive wide lens.

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    Ana M

    Awesome tutorial, I got my first DSLR two years ago and still am not very good at it and prefer to make corrections in Photoshop 😀 I know you can’t use exposure lock in manual mode because in manual you control the exposure. But is there any trick that would help keep the same exposure in all many photos when you shoot in manual mode? Or the only way is to look at the exposure meter o the LCD screen, but that is problematic, because at night the camera always shows that the photos are underexposed… but how much is a photo more underexposed than an other one? It would be cool if you could make a tutorial about getting the same exposure for more photos when in manual mode, other than looking at the meter on the LCD screen.