Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating Photomerge panoramas, part of Photoshop CS4 Essential Training.
If you like to shot landscape photos, I am sure you have been in a situation…where you were faced with a really good looking wide vista, but you couldn't…take it all into one photo because your camera lens wasn't wide enough.…The next time that happens to you, you can shoot a number of photos in…succession and then ask Photoshop to stitch them together for you using its…Photo Merge technology.…If you know that you are shooting for a panorama, there are a couple of things…you can do to make the result better.…If you have a tripod, use that.…If you don't, you can handhold, but try to keep your camera even.…
If you have an Auto Exposure feature in your camera, turn it off if you can so…that the exposure stays the same as you shoot the entire scene, and try to…overlap your shoots by 20 to 30% so that Photoshop has a lot to work with when…it's stitching them together.…I shot these four photos of the Flatirons Mountains in Colorado handholding…my SLR, and now I am going to ask Photoshop to put them together into a wide panorama.…
- Learning and customizing the interface and workspace
- Utilizing various manual and guided selection techniques
- Working with Adobe Camera Raw
- Adding special effects with layer styles and Smart Filters
- Creating Photomerge panoramas
- Optimizing photos for the web and creating web galleries
Skill Level Beginner
Q: How can artwork be transferred from Photoshop CS4 to Illustrator CS4 without the background?<br />
A: Save the image in Photoshop’s native PSD format. The background in Photoshop must be transparent, meaning there should be no background layer. (To remove a background layer, move your artwork to a separate layer by selecting and copying the content, minus the background, to a new layer, and then delete the background layer. A checkboard pattern behind your image indicates transparent pixels.) <div> <div><img src="http://files.lynda.com/files/prodfaqs/33B-134E6255-3953/layers" border="0" alt="" /><br /> </div> <div><br /> </div> <div>In Illustrator, select File > Open, and select the PSD file. In Photoshop Import dialog box, select Convert Layers to Objects.<br /> </div> <div><img src="http://files.lynda.com/files/prodfaqs/33B-134E6255-3953/converlayerstoobjects.png" border="0" alt="" /><br /> </div> </div>
Q: How do I retouch an image I have of an old photograph I scanned? <br />
A: There are a few courses that address image restoration. Check out the <a href="http://www.lynda.com/home/DisplayCourse.aspx?lpk2=688"><em>Photoshop CS4 Portrait Retouching Essential Training</em></a> course, and for problems dealing specifically with old photographs, watch the Restoration movies in chapter 15 of the Enhancing Digital Photography with Photoshop CS2. Additionally, learn how to research and date photos with our <a href="http://www.lynda.com/home/DisplayCourse.aspx?lpk2=51610"><em>Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree</em></a> course.<br />
Q: A client has asked for artwork to be delivered as JPEGs or BMP files in 16-bit format. In Photoshop CS4, there does not appear to be an option to save an image as a 16-bit JPEG. Is there a way to save JPEG files as 16-bit in Photoshop?<br />
A: Unfortunately, JPEGs cannot be saved in 16 bit. JPEGs, by nature, are 8-bit. So if you open a high-bit image into Photoshop CS4, you will see no option in any of the save dialog boxes to save the file as a JPEG. You would first have to convert the image to 8 bit (by choosing Image > Mode > 8 bits/channel) and then save it as an 8-bit JPEG. If you open a high-bit image into Photoshop CS5, you will see the option to save it as a JPEG in the Save, Save As, and Save for Web dialog boxes. But the JPEG will not be saved as 16-bit. Instead, Photoshop will downsample it to 8-bit for you before saving it as JPEG.<br />
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Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depthwith Jan Kabili3h 46m Intermediate
Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Advancedwith Deke McClelland20h 57m Intermediate
Photoshop CS4 Portrait Retouching Essential Trainingwith Chris Orwig12h 23m Intermediate
1. The Interface
6. Photo Manipulation
7. Photo Adjustments
8. Photo Retouching
9. Raw Processing in Adobe Camera Raw
12. Special Effects
13. Combining Images
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