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Panoramic lens correction

From: Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features

Video: Panoramic lens correction

In Photoshop CS5, Lens Correction really is quite a strong feature. And another place where we can leverage the strength of this new feature is when we are stitching together panoramic images. Let me show you what I mean. Here you can see I have this sequence of images that were captured by one of my colleagues Ralph Clevenger of Mt. McKinley. I'll go ahead and select all of these images by clicking on one, holding on the Shift key and clicking on another. Next, I'll navigate to Tools, and here I am going to choose Photoshop and then select Photomerge. This will then open up Photoshop and the Photomerge dialog.

Panoramic lens correction

In Photoshop CS5, Lens Correction really is quite a strong feature. And another place where we can leverage the strength of this new feature is when we are stitching together panoramic images. Let me show you what I mean. Here you can see I have this sequence of images that were captured by one of my colleagues Ralph Clevenger of Mt. McKinley. I'll go ahead and select all of these images by clicking on one, holding on the Shift key and clicking on another. Next, I'll navigate to Tools, and here I am going to choose Photoshop and then select Photomerge. This will then open up Photoshop and the Photomerge dialog.

Now we have seen this dialog before, but what's new in Photoshop CS5 is that we can now tap into this Geometric Distortion Correction. And what this is really doing is so to speak, it's tapping into that engine of looking at the metadata, and saying OK what's happening here with these files? Where is the distortions? How then we correct them, so they can look even better? For that matter, we can also turn on this Vignette Removal as well. So, while this menu looks the same, it's actually much stronger, in other words this can really help you create some more compelling and engaging panoramic photographs.

Let's go ahead and click OK here in order to run that. What we will see here is that this is all going to happen in the background. In other words, Photoshop is going to analyze the images for us, analyzing that metadata, looking at the different type of distortion based on what lens that was used to capture that particular photograph. And here we have the final results of this panorama. And one of the things that you can do is compare the results with previous versions of Photoshop. And you will soon discover that you now have a little bit more flexibility with the type of Lens that you have actually use to create your panorama. Because of this built in Distortion Removal, you can get away with using a little bit of a wider angle Lens in order to come up with some really compelling results.

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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features

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  1. 2m 51s
    1. Welcome
      2m 14s
    2. Using the exercise files
      37s
  2. 17m 14s
    1. Introducing PDF watermarking
      2m 9s
    2. Adding a custom watermark to a PDF
      5m 16s
    3. Using the new Export panel
      4m 45s
    4. Improved batch renaming
      3m 9s
    5. Working between Bridge and Photoshop
      1m 55s
  3. 20m 11s
    1. Getting started with Mini Bridge
      4m 17s
    2. Creating a custom Mini Bridge shortcut
      2m 1s
    3. Working with Bridge and Mini Bridge
      2m 18s
    4. Finding and reviewing photos
      4m 15s
    5. Opening documents
      4m 22s
    6. Customizing the position and display
      2m 58s
  4. 16m 54s
    1. Sharpening enhancements
      5m 1s
    2. Reducing noise
      5m 23s
    3. Using Post-Crop Vignetting
      3m 51s
    4. Adding film grain
      2m 39s
  5. 4m 58s
    1. Selecting and modifying a Photoshop workspace
      1m 52s
    2. Creating a custom workspace
      3m 6s
  6. 6m 48s
    1. Adjusting layer style effects on multiple layers at once
      2m 41s
    2. Modifying multiple layers at once
      2m 34s
    3. Dragging content into Photoshop as a Smart Object
      1m 33s
  7. 20m 56s
    1. Making better selections using Smart Radius
      6m 21s
    2. Removing a model from a background
      10m 12s
    3. Changing the colors of a shirt
      4m 23s
  8. 7m 46s
    1. Using the new brushes in a photographic workflow
      5m 52s
    2. Getting more efficient with brushes
      1m 54s
  9. 10m 17s
    1. Content-aware spot healing
      3m 17s
    2. Replacing backgrounds with Content-Aware Fill
      4m 19s
    3. Cleaning up multiple elements with Content-Aware Fill
      2m 41s
  10. 4m 24s
    1. Cropping and straightening a photograph
      2m 47s
    2. Auto-straightening a photograph
      1m 37s
  11. 12m 27s
    1. Accessing lens correction
      1m 10s
    2. Automatic lens correction
      2m 24s
    3. Working with the custom lens correction controls
      4m 53s
    4. Customizing lens distortion removal
      2m 12s
    5. Panoramic lens correction
      1m 48s
  12. 18m 58s
    1. Toning HDR photographs
      5m 21s
    2. Blending HDR toning for a more subtle effect
      4m 34s
    3. Working with HDR Pro
      4m 52s
    4. Getting creative with HDR Pro
      4m 11s
  13. 20m 43s
    1. Working with the Target Adjustment tool
      2m 26s
    2. Working with the new HUD color picker
      5m 8s
    3. Creating a neutral density gradient
      3m 25s
    4. Changing a photograph to black and white using the LAB action
      3m 15s
    5. Launching Photoshop in 32-bit mode
      3m 1s
    6. New printing settings
      3m 28s
  14. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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