Using Photomerge for Stunning Panoramic Photos (and some tips for shooting panoramics)

Using Photomerge for Stunning Panoramic Photos (and some tips for shooting panoramics)
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The Reposition Only option shows how the photos would look like if they were just copied and pasted next to each other.
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Clicking the Perspective option on the right adds perspective to the photo, rather than a “flat” look.
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The tools on the left side let you select and move the photos (the selection tool), move the view around (the move view tool), and the rotate and zoom tools let you rotate and zoom into the photos. The other one is the set vanishing point tool, which can be used when perspective is selected. Click somewhere to set the vanishing point. This example shows moving the vanishing point to the side of the photo.
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I pressed Ctrl-Z (Mac: Cmd-Z) to undo that tool. Select either perspective or reposition only and press OK to merge the photos.
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Notice how each layer is a partially-masked photo.
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Select the crop tool and crop out the empty pixels.
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Using the photomerge tool is a great way to create breath-taking landscape photos. Here’s a few more examples (Click on images to enlarge).
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