How To Stich Panoramics Using Photoshop

The Photomerge command lets you take several photographs and combine them into a seamless panoramic image. You can use the command to merge images that are tiled horizontally or vertically.

Use the following steps to merge properly shot photos into a panoramic image.

  1. Choose File > Automate > Photomerge. You can also select multiple images in Adobe Bridge and choose Tools > Photoshop > Photomerge (then skip to step 4).
  2. Click the Use menu and choose Files or Folders.
  3. Click the Browse button and navigate to the files or folder you want to use.
  4. Select a Layout option to merge the photos. For most situations, Auto works well.
  5. Choose Blend Images Together to have Photoshop attempt to seamlessly blend exposure and color. If you want to create layer masks manually, leave this option unchecked.
  6. Click OK to begin the Photomerge process

Other Options

  • Vignette Removal: This option can remove darkened edges that can be caused by lens flaws or improper lens shading.
  • Geometric Distortion: This option attempts to correct the distortion caused by certain lenses (such as wide angle or fisheye).
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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus as well as an author on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.

Posted on May 20, 2011, in Panoramic, Tutorial and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Does this work also in Photoshop Elements? I would really like to have the Pano stitching feature w/o the $$ of full blown CS5. I have heard many times that Photoshop Elements has enough capabilities for most photographers.

  2. Yes, it does. See here for an article on Adobe’s site relating to that.

  3. Cool! That’s a clever way of looikng at it!