Want to use a panoramic photo as the backdrop to your green-screen footage? Before you can place one into your Adobe After Effects, you will need to assemble it together. How do you create a panorama? In this video, join Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to create a panoramic image in Adobe Photoshop.
- Now that you see some of the benefits…of using panoramic images, let me show you how to create one…using Adobe Photoshop.…What I've given you here is a series of images,…and as the camera pans, you can see how one image…overlaps with the next.…Shooting these, it's important that you have at least…25% overlap, but a 50% overlap will work even better.…Now what you do is just launch Adobe Photoshop.…
And once you've launched Photoshop,…just choose File > Automate > Photo Merge.…This will bring up a new dialog,…where you'll load the assets for the merge.…Click the Browse button…and navigate to the folder of images.…In this case, I've got 24 shots from the panorama.…And you'll notice that there's a good bit of overlap…between each one.…Photoshop prefers 50% overlap,…but it can get by with as little as 25%.…
I have a full course available in the library…about shooting panoramas if you'd like to learn more.…Click the Open button to load the images.…Once they're loaded, they'll put them in the dialog,…and you now need to choose a few options.…
- Keying in Premiere Pro vs. After Effects
- Importing footage to key
- Stacking layers in Premiere Pro
- Using the Ultra Keyer
- Using KEYLIGHT
- Enhancing a key with 3D lights
- Deciding when to use a third-party tool
- Processing backdrops in Photoshop
- Exchanging transparency data
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Deciding Where to Key Your Footage
2. Importing Footage to Key
3. Keying in Adobe Premiere Pro
4. Keying in Adobe After Effects
5. Selected Third-Party Keyers
6. Processing Backdrops in Photoshop
7. Backdrop Techniques
8. Exchanging Transparency Data
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