Graphics Programs Reference
By using layers, you can take several photos from one location and
merge them together to create a large panoramic photo. Many
people take an assortment of photos of a subject while holding the
camera, but it's best to use a tripod. It's important to ensure that
you have some overlap between each frame; that is to say, the adja-
cent photos share some common subject matter—about 25 percent
overlap is usually enough.
Create a Panorama
Let's try piecing together some photos using the Automation
command called Photomerge.
Pros know that it's best to use a
tripod and slightly move the camera
to create overlap. There are even
specialized tripod heads that you
can purchase from companies
like Kaidan (www.kaidan.com),
Manfrotto ( www.manfrotto.com),
and Really Right Stuff (www.
reallyrightstuff.com) that make
leveling and rotation more precise.
1. Choose File > Automate > Photomerge. Photomerge is a
specialized “mini-application” within Photoshop that assists
in combining multiple images into a single photo.
2. Click the Browse button and navigate to the Chapter 8 folder.
Want to Know More About Panos?
Be sure to check out a website I contribute to called Triple Exposure
( www.3exposure.com). It covers panoramic, time-lapse, and HDR