In this video, learn the differences between Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop's Photomerge.
- Let's take a detailed look at Photo Merge. Now, if you've been a longtime Adobe user and click Import. I'll make sure that all are checked and I'll import. Command or control a and add them to a new Collection. I'll call this three underscore Okay, same idea as before, with these selected to create stacks but I'll press command or control g This is from the Valley of Fire in Las Vegas, Nevada. And he's a lovely view from the island of Curacao To start, let's select this first image here. Now, you'll already recall that we previously by right clicking you could choose Photo Merge, Panorama. This brings up the Lightroom dialog and you'll notice that it's going through and creating a preview image. to guess the correct merging method. One of the key things to realize is that this is a low quality preview Once you've clicked Merge, this creates a new, RAW file that's a stitched panorama. The fact that it's still a DNG or digital negative means that you have all the flexibility of RAW adjustments. Greater control over shadows and highlights as well as the ability to work with some of the really precise Develop settings. But Photoshop takes a bit of a different approach. If you want to hand this off to Photoshop's Photo Merge I recommend that you develop the images first before you invoke the merge. With the images selected here, I'll choose the Develop module and we'll just make a very basic adjustment. To start, we'll choose auto tone. Recover the highlights just a little bit. And let's take a look, that's not bad. But I think I do a better job working with one of the middle images here. All right, let's try that one. Auto tone pull the exposure down slightly Now don't overdo it, keep it somewhere natural. That looks pretty good. And you'll see that they all update Now, with that stack selected, you can choose Photo Edit In, now depending upon which software you have installed, you might see some extra choices. You'll notice that I have access to many other effects but I'm going to go to the bottom here and choose and sends them over to Photoshop. and I'm going to choose to blend the images together inside of Lightroom. Remember, you can choose the external editing preferences in Lightroom to determine the file format But I wanted you to see how things worked of working with the RAW files. be sure to check out our panoramic photography course on working with Lightroom and the non-destructive You'll see that the Photoshop image is now done. However, each of the RAW photos has been turned into pixels. You could, of course, take advantage of any Adjustment Layers that you want. And this gives you some flexibility as you work with the image but it does not give you the ability to keep things RAW. Again, this is a straightforward workflow but it's not the focus of our class today. Let's go ahead and close this and you'll see You'll notice that the Photoshop file was added in. Alright, you've seen the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop but our focus today This'll give you the greatest flexibility and I really like this new workflow.
- Shooting strategies for panoramas
- Organizing photos in Lightroom Classic CC
- Starting Panoramic Photo Merge
- Merging raw files
- Changing your projection method
- Creating an HDR panorama
- Invoking Camera Raw as a filter