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Using Photomerge Panorama


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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

with Ted LoCascio

Video: Using Photomerge Panorama

With this movie, I would like to show you how to merge multiple landscape images together into a single panoramic shot, using the Photomerge Panorama feature in Elements 6. I'm currently in Adobe Bridge and I'm viewing the exercise files folders. What I would like to do is, scroll down to the Chapter 11 folder, double-click on that and then double-click on the photomerge panorama folder. Select all of the images in here, Spring Bayou-1 through 4. I'm going to do that by, Shift-clicking. And now I'm going to go into the Tools menu and choose Photoshop Elements Photomerge Panorama.
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  1. 2m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the example files
      1m 20s
  2. 12m 1s
    1. Understanding Photoshop Elements
      2m 10s
    2. Using the Welcome screen
      2m 33s
    3. Importing photos from a digital camera
      7m 18s
  3. 1h 1m
    1. Viewing and selecting images
      2m 1s
    2. Creating and saving a custom workspace
      5m 29s
    3. Rotating images in Bridge
      3m 20s
    4. Renaming images in Bridge
      5m 34s
    5. Adding keywords to images
      7m 38s
    6. Applying ratings to images
      5m 17s
    7. Labeling images
      5m 17s
    8. Searching for images
      6m 38s
    9. Creating Collections
      2m 50s
    10. Sorting images with the Filter panel
      6m 36s
    11. Using image stacks
      7m 2s
    12. Hiding images
      4m 6s
  4. 31m 55s
    1. Opening images from Bridge
      2m 24s
    2. Working with palettes and the Palette Bin
      4m 53s
    3. Using the Project Bin
      6m 44s
    4. Zooming and scrolling
      8m 1s
    5. Fixing mistakes with Undo and Redo
      5m 3s
    6. Saving versions
      4m 50s
  5. 49m 38s
    1. Opening and viewing images in the Quick Fix mode
      6m 8s
    2. Understanding Auto Color and making tonal adjustments
      8m 50s
    3. Using the Lighting sliders
      5m 19s
    4. Using the Color sliders
      7m 1s
    5. Applying Auto Red Eye Fix
      3m 31s
    6. Applying Auto Sharpen
      4m 25s
    7. Using the Guided Edit mode
      6m 19s
    8. Processing multiple files
      8m 5s
  6. 10m 22s
    1. Understanding image resolution
      3m 23s
    2. Resizing images
      6m 59s
  7. 17m 8s
    1. Applying Auto Crop and Auto Straighten
      6m 22s
    2. Using the Straighten and Crop tools
      4m 10s
    3. Changing the canvas size
      6m 36s
  8. 30m 32s
    1. Why make selections?
      6m 3s
    2. Using the Quick Selection tool
      8m 37s
    3. Using Refine Edge
      7m 15s
    4. Saving and loading selections
      8m 37s
  9. 25m 58s
    1. Working with the Layers palette
      9m 45s
    2. Using adjustment layers and masks
      8m 37s
    3. Applying transparency and blend mode adjustments
      7m 36s
  10. 40m 56s
    1. Removing a color cast
      5m 53s
    2. Correcting skin tone
      3m 38s
    3. Enhancing color with Hue/Saturation adjustments
      6m 37s
    4. Balancing contrast and color with Levels adjustments
      7m 10s
    5. Correcting dark or light areas with Shadow/Highlight Adjustments
      5m 17s
    6. Improving images with Color Curves adjustments
      5m 55s
    7. Converting color images to black and white
      6m 26s
  11. 54m 14s
    1. Using the Red-Eye Removal tool
      8m 1s
    2. Using the healing tools
      7m 42s
    3. Whitening teeth and eyes
      6m 20s
    4. Cloning to remove contents
      8m 14s
    5. Adjusting perspective and correcting camera distortion
      6m 10s
    6. Using Photomerge Group Shot
      6m 17s
    7. Using Photomerge Faces
      6m 4s
    8. Using Photomerge Panorama
      5m 26s
  12. 16m 1s
    1. Creating a clipping mask
      7m 25s
    2. Creating collages with gradient blending
      8m 36s
  13. 22m 15s
    1. Reducing noise
      8m 7s
    2. Sharpening with Unsharp Mask
      7m 16s
    3. Sharpening with Adjust Sharpness
      6m 52s
  14. 17m 54s
    1. Understanding Camera Raw
      1m 46s
    2. Opening Camera Raw images from Bridge
      6m 37s
    3. Applying tonal and color adjustments in Camera Raw
      6m 23s
    4. Saving raw images
      3m 8s
  15. 40m 41s
    1. Painting with the Filter Gallery
      8m 7s
    2. Creating a pencil sketch
      7m 40s
    3. Customizing images
      7m 59s
    4. Adding artwork with the Content palette
      9m 39s
    5. Building and saving a multi-page photo creation
      7m 16s
  16. 37m 5s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      6m 58s
    2. Creating a photo book
      9m 1s
    3. Creating a photo collage
      6m 58s
    4. Creating a greeting card
      6m 31s
    5. Creating a web photo gallery
      7m 37s
  17. 31m 6s
    1. Choosing color settings
      7m 1s
    2. Printing to an inkjet printer
      8m 13s
    3. Using Picture Package
      4m 33s
    4. Saving for the web
      5m 55s
    5. Attaching images to emails
      3m 6s
    6. Burning to CDs and DVDs
      2m 18s
  18. 56s
    1. Goodbye
      56s

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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training
8h 22m Beginner Sep 29, 2008

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In Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training, Ted LoCascio teaches casual photographers how to organize, edit, and share their digital image libraries using this powerful software package from Adobe. He tours the included Adobe Bridge application, used for importing and organizing photographs, and explores every feature of Elements itself. He demonstrates how to navigate the Elements workspace, which is used to correct and improve images, combine them into projects, and produce slideshows, photo books, web galleries, and more. Ted also explains how to get the most out of each editing mode, and shares tips for correcting, retouching, and sharpening photographs. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Identifying photos by name, keyword, rating, and label
  • Locating photos with searches, filters, collections, and stacks
  • Using automated red-eye correction and sharpening tools
  • Making detailed color and tone corrections
  • Using Photomerge on faces and groups
  • Working with filters, artwork, and other image customizations
  • Scrapbooking
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Ted LoCascio

Using Photomerge Panorama

With this movie, I would like to show you how to merge multiple landscape images together into a single panoramic shot, using the Photomerge Panorama feature in Elements 6. I'm currently in Adobe Bridge and I'm viewing the exercise files folders. What I would like to do is, scroll down to the Chapter 11 folder, double-click on that and then double-click on the photomerge panorama folder. Select all of the images in here, Spring Bayou-1 through 4. I'm going to do that by, Shift-clicking. And now I'm going to go into the Tools menu and choose Photoshop Elements Photomerge Panorama.

All right, that opens up all of the images here in the Elements' Editing workspace and takes us to this Photomerge dialog box. The first thing we need to indicate is whether or not we're using files or a folder. We're going to choose Files and we're going to choose the Add Open Files button over here. Just click on that. That's going to place all of the files that we currently have opened, Spring Bayou-1 through 4. The next thing that we need to do is choose a layout option on the left. The Auto option generally will give you very, very good results, so you may just want to stick with this.

However, it's going to do whatever it needs to do to get the best results in merging these images together. Okay, so it may stretch it in different directions using a combination of, maybe the Perspective option or the Cylindrical option or Reposition Only, in order to get you the best results. Okay, so that's why we see these arrows here going in different directions in order to tell us that. If you would like to just stick with a certain Perspective like the one here, you can choose this option. You can also choose the Cylindrical option or Reposition Only, which won't give you any of these perspectives, just stitching the images together.

There is also something called Interactive Layout, which if you were to choose this would launch a separate dialog box, which would allow you to position the images manually. Well, that may be an option that you need to do, if you didn't take the images correctly, meaning that, you might have moved the camera and positioned it at different heights and rather than just focusing it on the landscape and moving it left or right, if you moved it up or down, you may have some shift there and you may require a little extra assistance, in which case you could choose this option. However, that's not the case here, all I did was point the camera at the Bayou and move left or right several times in order to get these images. Use the exact same camera settings, exact same resolution and that really is how you should this, when you take these kinds of images, knowing that you're going to stitch them together using Photomerge.

I'm going to stick with the Auto option. I'm going to click OK and then it goes about its business here using layers as we can see over here in the Layers palette and creating one large image, a layered image and using layer masks in order to stitch these guys together. Okay, that's what it's doing now, preparing the masks. All right, so these areas over here that show the white and black and are actually linked to the image itself on each transparent image layer, these are masks and that's where it's using in order to blend these guys together into one solid image.

Here is the image that we're seeing here. Notice, that we have the untitled layered file. This is a new file that it created for us. So let's go ahead and hide the Project bin, so we can focus on the image. Let's go ahead and zoom in on the image in order to inspect how well of a job it did. I'm going to go ahead and hit Command+Plus several times and then we can hold down the Spacebar in order to just scroll through the panorama. We will start over here on the far left. Everything is looking good. Here is where the image starts. We can go through. Here is where the first stitch I believe is, and that looks really, really nice. You continue to go through here. Everything looks pretty much flawless. I'm not seeing any areas of separation between any of the four photos. All right, and that's the beauty of this feature.

So the next thing I'm going to do is fit this in window, Command+0. I'm going to access the Crop Tool in order to crop away all of this extra area and just get a nice straight image like so, there we go. I think I'm going to pull this in just a little bit. By default it's snapping to that edge. If I don't want it to snap, I can zoom in some, and maybe pull that a little bit further out. That looks good to me. I'm going to go ahead and apply that Crop and then we will go ahead and fit in window again. So now, I have my finished image. Okay, now when you zoom out like this, and you're still working with your layered file with the masks, at certain zoom percentages you may see this art effect here. I don't want that to alarm you because that's just simply a display artifact. It's not actually in your image.

Let's go ahead and zoom in on that by holding down Command+Spacebar, both of those keys together, and marqueeing over it. As we zoom in, it's going to disappear. I can continue to zoom in. I'm in 100% now, and we're not seeing it. Okay, so if you should see that. I don't want you to be alarmed by it, doesn't mean that your images didn't stitch well together. Okay, it's just a display artifact. It depends on your zoom percentage. We may see that. All right, that looks really good to me. So what we learned in this particular movie is how we can take four images together of a scenic landscape and merge them into one large panorama, using the Photomerge Panorama feature.

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