Easy!, few clicks and we have an image ready for editing, but we need some photographs first. The best way to get images than can be stitched together is taking a series of photographs from left to right making sure that the last third of your first image appears in the first third of the second image and so on, this is to make Photoshop’s work easier. Well, after you have your photographs you should do the following:
- Open Photoshop CS6 and go to [File > Automate > Photomerge…]
- Click on [Browse…] to select the files that form you panoramic image, you can select the layout of your preference but normally [Auto] will get the job done
- Click [OK] and let the magic begin
- The final result will look similar to this, don’t worry about the stitching lines since they will not be saved as part of the image
- Save the file, I used PSD format just because it’s there by default
- Photoshop asks if you want to maximize compatibility of the file, I always do this to avoid any problems when handling the file with other applications
Now you just need to edit the image to make it look good, I’m not a master of Photoshop so I just imported the PSD file to Lightroom to be edited.
Here is another crazy example of this function, this is Austin’s city skyline. Just FYI this photograph is 255.33 cm x 40.01 cm (100.52 in x 15.75 in). The PSD file is 1.09 GB.