Making Panoramic Photos with Photoshop

Here’s an extremely easy trick you can use to add some awesome to your travel photos. Make panoramic shots. I do this on all of the trips I take, but sparingly, because it does take a little extra work.

All you have to do is take a series of photographs while holding your camera in the same spot. Find the view you want to make a panorama of, and aim your camera at the leftmost section. Take a picture. Keep the center of your camera in exactly the same place, but pan a little bit to the right so that your next shot includes a bit of overlap from the last frame. Do this until youve taken photos of the entire view you want to remember.

Turning these shots into a panorama requires photoshop. If you don’t have it, you can easily download a 30 day free trial, and if you’ve already used your trial, you could always set up another email address and use it temporarily to get photoshop.

All you need to do is open photoshop, then click file-> automate -> photomerge, and select the photos you want to turn into a panorama. Photoshop will do all of the work for you and seamlessly merge your pictures into a panorama. All you have to do then is crop the picture and you’ve got a great panoramic shot. If you want to make the colors look better, you can mess around with image-> adjustments -> contrast/vibrance/hue to get a more professional quality.

So thats it! Its ridiculously easy. Here are some creative types of panoramic shots you can try to start.