Did you know you can create stunning panorama photos using the Photoshop? In this case, we are not talking about the manual way, but somewhat automatic one. The Photoshop has always been challenging to grasp, at least for average users.
But, with the help of this program, your photos can be done within seconds. All you have to do is to choose your picture to be stitch and let the Photoshop do the rest. You can follow our tutorial for detailed instructions, and we promise you excellent results.
Your pictures will look professional and polished in a matter of seconds.
1) In Photoshop, select the following options: Choose File > Automate > Photomerge. You can also start this command from the Lightroom, by selecting the group of images, right-click > Edit In > Merge to Panorama in Photoshop.
2) Click on the Use pop-up menu and select Files, in this case, you can choose the individual photos of folders.
3) You should click the Browse button to navigate the files and folders you want to use.
4) Select the following options:
Blend Images Together – in this case, the Photoshop will blend the exposure and light to perfection. Vignette Removal – you will eliminate any darkening at the edges.
Geometric Distortion Correction – this way you will repair any lens distortion usually caused when taking pictures at a wider angle.
Choose a Layout to merge the pictures. In most situations, Auto works well. The other methods are specialized and intended for professional use. You can use Perspective your image has a substantially central area of focus, and you want to build the panorama around.
Click the OK button to begin the Photomerge process. Using this method, the Photoshop will open all images and assemble them. After merging the pictures, Photoshop will show you the new file. It may show some distortion, but that mostly depends on your shooting techniques.
Choose all the layers in the Layers panel, shift + click.
Choose Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Objects to create a merged copy, but you can still modify this if needed.
Choose Filter > Adaptive Wide Angle and use the Adaptive Wide Angle command to eliminate any distortion. You can fill in the missing pixels using the Content-Aware Fill, and you will get the stunning color correction results.
Take photos for Photomerge
In order to be able to use your pictures with Photomerge option, you need to learn how to take pictures. Here is a couple of recommendations.
The images should overlap by approximately 40%. If this overlap is less, then Photomerge may not be able to create panorama automatically. On the other hand, make sure that this overlap isn’t too much. For instance, if photos overlap by 70% or more, then you may not be able to blend the pictures.
Try to keep the camera at the same level. Even the slight rotations can result in errors. In this case, using a tripod with a rotating head is the best options. You will be able to maintain the alignment and viewpoint.
You should stay in the same position as you take the series of photos. In this case, the pictures are from the same viewpoint. If you have an optical viewfinder, it will help you keep the perspective consistent. Or try using a tripod for this occasion.
Don’t use distortion lenses. The distortion lenses can mess with the Photomerge. On the other hand, the Auto option adjusts for images taken with fish-eye lenses.