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Quick Adobe Photoshop® Tutorials : Working with Layers |Create a wide angle view using 2 photographs

To get started, Start Photoshop, download these 3 images to your hard drive: 1 | 2 |3 ( right click on the images below and save them) then open them in Photoshop® by choosing File/Open

The following 3 photographs were taken consecutively by turning the camera slightly to take each photograph while standing in the same place.




Capitalizing on what was covered in the Adding Layers tutorial, you are now going to stitch three images together.

1. Open all 3 images. Duplicate the background layer of stitch_1.jpg and turn the background layer off by clicking on the eye next to the layer.

2. We are going to add the other images into the stitch_1.jpg image as other layers. Before this done, we should make the working area, known as the canvas, larger. Choose Image/Canvas Size/. Select the square in the anchor menu where our image currently exists (see below). This will expand our canvas to the left of the image.

3. Change the width of the Canvas size to 20. Click OK.

4. Use the move tool in the tools palette and move stich_2.jpg into stitch_1.jpg.

5. Use the move tool to move stitch3.jpg into stirch_1.jpg.

You now have all 3 images inside 1 image on different layers.

6. Using the move tool, and with AutoSelectLayer checked (located in the Options palette at the top of the screen, if you do not have options visible, choose Window/Options) position the images so that they are overlapping to create one image. You can zoom into the image using the zoom tool in the tools palette and zoom out using the zoom tool while holding alt.

7. You will notice that stitch3 probably needs to go underneath stitch_2 in the canvas. In the Layers palette, select the layer and drag it underneath the layer stirch_2 is on. You will notice in the layers palette that your cursor turns to a hand when you select the layer. You can pick the layer up and move it to change the order of the layers. The order of the layers in the palette is the hierarchy of visible layers in the canvas.

8. Align stitch3 with stitch2.

9. You now want to crop the image so that none of the the gray checker board canvas is showing. Select the crop tool in the tools palette and draw a rectangle around the portion of the image you wish to keep. Press enter.

Your image should look like below:


Quick Adobe Photoshop® Tutorials