In this Subscriber Only Tutorial I will show you how to create a panorama shot using multiple image with Photoshop.
Photoshop uses a tool called “Photosmerge” to merge images together to make a panorama shot. To get the most out of Photoshop’s Photomerge command, I recommended that you use a tripod when taking your photos, although it’s not entirely necessary as long as you remain standing in the same spot as you take the pictures, as I did with the images in this tutorial.
It’s also very important that you overlap each image by at least 30% so that Photoshop has enough detail to compare between images when trying to stitch them together. If you’re shooting with a wide angle or fish eye lens where a lot of geometric distortion occurs in the images, you’ll want to at least double that amount since Photoshop will need much more information to work with.
Keep in mind that the more photos you’re stitching together, the more memory Photoshop will require since it needs to open all the images at once. If your camera shoots large sized files, it may be a wise to save smaller versions of the photos first and work with those instead, otherwise Photoshop may run out of memory before the panorama is completed, or at least take a very long time.
The files I have provided below for you to practice are small in size and should not take too long to stitch together.