Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Correcting lens distortion in a panorama, part of Using and Creating Lens Profiles in Adobe CC Applications.
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- All right. Once the merge is complete, you'll notice that a new image file is added. There are a couple other areas here I might decide to fix. Remember, you can go in and start to paint out a problem area, and then tell it to select from the brick texture over here, and that worked pretty well. Remember, you can also refine the size of that, and we'll tell that to use a healing method and feather it just a bit.
And that worked nicely to help clean up that problem area. There we go. Make that a little smaller. Paint on it to add a bit more. And that distraction spot has been removed. Just be sure to set a good sample point to help. That is a pretty good fix. But what I really wanna focus on is the Lens Corrections. You'll notice here, if I turn that on and off, it pulled the same lens correction there from the original images.
That's helpful. Additionally, besides doing that auto adjustment, you still have all the corrections that you might want. So the profile is still driving the fixes here, even though the Panoramic has been merged. That's helpful. You can head on over to Manual as such, and still tweak the total distortion. So if I wanna get that building to be a little stronger and let that pull in a bit there, that really seems to be more accurate with the perspective.
Let's tilt that slightly and angle it back, and now, grab my crop tool and simply pull in my edges. There we go. And press the Return key, and we have the newly-merged panoramic image. You can continue to refine here. And, as you'll learn a little bit later, remember, you can send this image to Photoshop if you have the Creative Cloud Photography plan or Creative Cloud, and just say, Edit in Photoshop.
This will hand off the image. It may take a second if it's pretty large. And the file will open up inside of the Photoshop environment. Now, make it a Smart Object and then take advantage of the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter. This filter allows you to drag on areas that should be straight lines, and it will do its best to straighten them out. You'll notice the ability to manually rotate things to force them to be straight, to grab a vertical line that's curved and bend it a bit.
In fact, we can go off of this curved line here, and really straighten that out a bit. Just select the line, and bend it. And you see that this gets pretty cool. Now, as you make some of these changes, remember, you might decide to go back in and tweak a bit. But this is a very powerful tool for fixing curvature problems. Then, when you're all done, just rescale up the image as you see fit.
There we go. Click OK, and Photoshop will fix it. Make any additional changes that you need, for example, just a new empty layer, grab the Clone Stamp Tool, and I'll option or alt click on that empty layer while choosing to sample all layers. Now it's super easy to just clone in some of those missing pixels. Fill in that hole, and a little bit of brick in that top corner.
Looks good. Close and Save. Capture that TIFF file. Keep the layers is my personal choice. And you'll notice that that is saved into your library. It's a pretty big file, so it may take a moment to capture all of those changes, depending upon the speed of your disk. But once it successfully saves, you can switch back to Lightroom. There we go. The changes are successfully captured there. Switch over to Lightroom, and you'll notice that it added that TIFF file.
Here's the merge that was made inside of Lightroom, and here's the one that went through Photoshop that allowed us to make additional perspective fixes and clone in some of the missing pixels. Now, if this complex workflow is of interest to you, you'll find additional training on panoramic photography available inside the lynda.com library. Be sure to check it out for both production techniques and some of the post-production techniques that will let you go further. But don't worry. We'll revisit the Adaptive Wide Angle command a little bit later.
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