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POST PROCESSING. PANORAMAS

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NOW TO POST PROCESS YOUR PANORAMIC IMAGES INTO SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL.
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STEP 1

Open Photoshop Elements or CS.
I have used Elements 9 for this tutorial.
With newer versions or CS you simply locate the same tool. All the tools are exactly the same but in a different place.

Click on 'File' then 'Open'


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STEP 2

Find the folder containing your panoramic sections.


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STEP 3

Select all the images by holding down 'Ctrl'


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STEP 4

Click on 'open' and the images will load into the workspace.


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STEP 5

Now click on 'File' then 'New' and then 'Photomerge Panorama'

In CS5 or CS6 click on 'File' then 'Automate' then 'Photomerge'


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STEP 6

This window will open


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STEP 7

Select 'Cylindrical' and then click on 'add open files'. Then click on 'OK'


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STEP 8

Now the easy bit. Leave the software to perform it's witchcraft on your images. The barrel distortion and parallax errors will be corrected before the images are blended.


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STEP 9

The end result including the layers.


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STEP 10

Now click on 'Layer' and then 'flatten'


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STEP 11

The layers disappear. You now have one seamless, high resolution image.


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STEP 12

Nearly done. Now select the crop tool.


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STEP 13

Select the area to crop by holding down the left click and then hit return or the green arrow below the image.


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STEP 14

The image is now complete and can be edited as normal.



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