Make Individual Pictures A New And Separate Layer
I am watching a Utube video on how to make a Photoshop panorama. I have a series of 5 photos that I would like to stitch together. I am using Photoshop CC on a PC.
The method he uses is easy except for one part I don't understand. I was hoping you could help me.
His first step is to make each individual picture a separate layer, so that under the layer box each individual picture is a layer. What I am trying to get is my 5 separate pictures into 5 different layer boxes. I don't know how to do this.
Can you help me out.
Thanks in advance,
#1. "RE: Make Individual Pictures A New And Separate Layer" | In response to Reply # 0
If you are not using Bridge or Lightroom, open all your pictures individually, choose one as your target and start dragging the other background layers into the target. Each newly imported image will be on its own layer.
From Bridge, select all the files you wish to merge and then go Tools/Photoshop/Photomerge...
From Lightroom, select all files, and then go Photo/Edit In/Merge to Panorama in Photoshop
#2. "RE: Make Individual Pictures A New And Separate Layer" | In response to Reply # 1
Thank you Hendrik, it worked wonderfully. Much easier to do than the Utube video.
#3. "RE: Make Individual Pictures A New And Separate Layer" | In response to Reply # 0
I stitch all my panos in Photoshop. Here is my method:
1. Open all the images of the panorama in Adobe ACR. In left preview pane select all the images by Alt-clicking each one or Shift-clicking the first and last image.
2. Make all your adjustments on the one image that you feel more closely represents the right exposure and color. It is easier to adjust this image than any in the series that may have less than ideal exposure/color.
3. Once your image edits in ACR are complete open them in Photoshop. Now, create a blank canvas (File -> New) the approximate length and height of the finished panorama adding some room for arranging the images. So, if your images are at a resolution of 2,000 pixels high by 3,000 pixels wide and the series contains 4 images then I'll make the canvas 4,000 pixels high by 15,000 pixels long. When creating the new canvas make sure you select the same ppi, bit color depth, and color space as the panorama source images.
4. Now, beginning from the left drag and drop each image of the panorama onto the blank canvas. Each time you do this Photoshop will place the image on a new layer on the canvas.
5. Align each image to the prior one, again starting from left to right. Once you have them all aligned then using a layer mask you can then blend the seams using a small brush setting.
6. Once all the images have been stitched, flatten the canvas, correct any horizon issues (straighten), crop, and then size if necessary.
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#4. "RE: Make Individual Pictures A New And Separate Layer" | In response to Reply # 3
Thank you Ernesto.
I will definitely give this method a try. I can't tell you how long I have been trying to figure out how to make a panorama on my own. You guys are the best.
Thank you again,
#5. "RE: Make Individual Pictures A New And Separate Layer" | In response to Reply # 1
> "start dragging the other background layers into the target"
Ha, it's never too late to learn something new. In some other version(s) of Photoshop or Elements, BG layers couldn't be dragged before renaming them to something else. I used to rename them before dragging, out of habit. In CS6 this restriction no longer applies.
Yet another way to open multiple photos as layers is File | Scripts | Load Files into Stack. If you want to load the component images into layers and then start the Panorama process, you can go to File | Automate | Photomerge | and then Browse or Add Open Files.
#6. "RE: Make Individual Pictures A New And Separate Layer" | In response to Reply # 5
Thank you Antero. I tried making some panoramas and they came out great except when I tried using the "painterly" process in Photomatics. This "painterly" process pre processes the pic into a semi abstract finished product. I thought if I did the same Photomatic process on all 5 photos it would work. It did not, there were stitching lines. When I used the "natural" process in Photomatics the panoramas came out great.