How to make a panorama in Photoshop?
If you set out to make a panorama, then you must take several shots in the same plane. It is quite difficult to glue a few photos into a panoramic image, but fortunately, an Adobe Photoshop program has been created that will greatly simplify your task. You can collect images into one image using several methods, all of which are effective for Adobe Photoshop CS3 and newer versions of this program. Please note that before you can make a panorama in Photoshop, you need to transfer all the images to JPG format. Otherwise you will fail.
Making panoramas in automatic mode
On your computer, open Adobe Photoshop, go to "File", where you will find such items as "Automation" and "Fhotomate". Go to the opening of the prepared images. To do this, click the “Browse” menu, after which you will have the opportunity to select the files you need by selecting them in the dialog box with the mouse. Since you can select and apply various settings in the "Auto" dialog box, you can select a command as you like.For example, we chose "Fhotoshop Interactive Layout", which translated means "Interactive layout." Selecting this command, check the box on the first line of the functional window.
To view the photos that you will use to create a panoramic image, use the "Reposition Only" option. To view the image in perspective, select "Perspective". In order to move or highlight photos, you need to use a tool such as the selection tool. Movement tools are the options "move view tool", then "zoom" and "rotate". Perhaps, the "vanisinhing point tool" is also useful to you - a tool of the vanishing point, which can be used after you have moved the pictures, and at the same time, you have transparent pixels on the image. The easiest way to make a panorama is to use the Move Only tool when working.
Creating a panorama in manual mode
Panorama is executed in Photoshop and in manual mode. To do this, use ready-made images that are not preformatted previously. Open the program Adobe Photoshop CS3 "File", find the menu item "Open as". Open all the pictures you will use to create a panorama.If you are a beginner master of photoshop, then we do not recommend taking too many pictures for one job - three shots are enough to understand the principle of creating a panoramic image and practice.
Calculate the total length of the files will help function "Ruler". After counting the length of the files, using the information received, create a new file. To do this, click the “File” menu, then “Create” and “New”. All other parameters must be saved by default.
Drag and drop all the images into a horizontal or vertical row into a new file. By the way, a vertical photo panorama is often required. For example, if you have several pictures of a waterfall - in the horizontal interpretation they will not look as impressive as in the vertical.
Drag and drop images must be carefully, leveling the joints and imposing them on each other. Do not forget to use the function "Transparency Level". If you have appeared along the edges too noticeable joints, then rub them with a soft eraser. You can use the functions of Adobe Photoshop CS3, such as "Sponge", "Dimmer" and "Brightener" in this work.
How to take pictures
The created photo panorama will be beautiful and spectacular if you know not only how to make it, but also how to take pictures, which will later be used to create it. Therefore, we consider it necessary to explain the technology of photo-shooting for the manufacture of photo panoramas. First of all, you need to pay attention to the lens - its focal length, ideally, should be 24 - 80mm. Creating a high-quality panorama in Photoshop is almost impossible without the use of a tripod, but this element is not so important, because using some techniques, you can achieve perfect evenness of the photos included in the panoramic image.
The most important thing is to make a panorama in Photoshop - you need to take pictures with the same settings on the camera. We are talking about settings such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO. Pay attention when shooting moving objects, including moving trees, try to place them in one frame, not in several frames. When taking pictures that will show the sky, do not use a polarizing filter, because the panorama will be of poor quality - the sky will be stained on it.
And finally, take the frames so that when you overlay them, you will not lose any objects, that is, the pictures must overlap each other. But here it is necessary to be careful, since when overlapping images, the overlay should occur no more than half a frame. Otherwise, your panorama will not have a large viewing angle, or you will generally have to take many, many pictures to provide a large viewing angle.