Panorama-mania

If your photography needs a little pick-me-up, consider panoramic.

Panoramic views are eye-catching and breathtaking, but they aren’t for every
situation. However, there are many situations that cry out for a panoramic view.
Stadiums, skylines, stages, group portraits, architecture, and nature scenes tend
to be the most popular subjects.

You don’t have to run out and buy more equipment. The camera you have will
work just fine. Instead you can use photo stitching in Photoshop CS3. Its
surprisingly simple and extremely powerful.

Step 1: Taking the pictures
Configure your camera to capture all photos identically, and take the photos in a
sequence. You want to take the photos scanning from side to side staying with
the horizon. Be sure to over lap your images by at least 20 percent.  Avoid
scenes with moving objects.

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Step 2: Import
Open Photoshop, click file > Automate > Photomerge. On the left change your
layout to Cylindrical. On the right chose Browse and navigate to your images.
Once you have your images selected click OK and go grab a coffee, order pizza
or whatever you want while you let your computer do all the hard work.

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Step 3: Edit
All the hard work is done! You should be looking at a rough panoramic. Most, if
not all of the time you are going to have to crop your image. All that is left to do is
edit.

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Now that you have seen how easy it is to create a panoramic I hope you go out
and play with panoramic yourself!

*This was done in Photoshop CS3, it might be different in any other version or
software.

Please post any questions in the comments section and ill do my best to answer them.

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