Create A Panorama in Photoshop
In this Photoshop CS6 Tutorial I show you how to create a panorama in Photoshop CS6 from multiple photos. This technique also works in other versions of Photoshop. So, even if you’re using an older version you can still follow the steps in this Photoshop Video Tutorial to help you make a panoramic photo in Photoshop.
Video Transcript Below:
How To Create A Panorama in Photoshop CS6
Hey everyone Randy McKown here and in this Photoshop CS6 Tutorial I’m going to quickly show you how to create a panorama in Photoshop from multiple images. If you’re using older versions of Photoshop you will find that this process is identical or at least very similar. It’s been a long time since I’ve used older versions of Photoshop but I don’t recall Adobe making too many changes here if any.
The first thing you will want to do is prepare your images that will be used to create the panorama. This will create a very large file from all the images so you might want to convert the image files to Jpegs before creating the panorama in Photoshop CS6. That is unless file size is not a concern for you. I’ve already exported my photos as Jpegs out of Aperture 3 so now in Photoshop CS6 I’m going to go to the File Menu, then Automate and select Photomerge.
You have quite a few options on the left. I personally find that the auto option works perfect with nearly every project. I have this set to choose files. As an alternative, you can use all images from within a folder. Now click Browse and select the the photos you want to merge into the panorama. We’re going to blend images together. There’s also a couple more options here that you may or may not need to use. In most cases, the settings I have here will work just fine. Now we click Ok.
Photoshop will now start going through each photo individually and create a layered PSD of the merged photos after it aligns them. This might take some time depending on the speed of your computer, how many photos you’re merging and how large those photos are.
Once it’s done you’ll see we need to crop it down to remove the empty areas where no image data could be found. Now, by turning a layer off we can see how the panorama in Photoshop was stitched together. You might want to zoom in and make sure that Photoshop didn’t make any mistakes. If you find any, just make a note of them and after you flatten the image you can go in with the cloning and the healing brush or whatever you need to do to fix them.