Combining Photos in Photoshop with Photomerge


Photomerge Example.jpg

This is a popular tool to combine photos to create a larger, panoramic composition, using an automation script built into Photoshop CS5.
Uses Tool(s) Photoshop CS5
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This workflow can be completed using just one software tool - it would be better described as a "method" of Photoshop

Step 1: Select Files

A dialogue box will appear with different options. Chose to select Files or Folders (if you have a folder filled with images you would like to use)

Step 2: Select Layout

Auto Photoshop analyzes the source images and applies what it thinks would create the best Photomerge. Perspective creates a consistent composition by designating one of the source images (by default, the middle image) as the reference image. The other images are then transformed (repositioned, stretched or skewed as necessary) so that overlapping content across layers is matched. Cylindrical Reduces the “bow‑tie” distortion that can occur with the Perspective layout by displaying individual images as on an unfolded cylinder. Overlapping content across files is still matched. The reference image is placed at the center. Best suited for creating wide panoramas.

Step 3: Select Additional Options

Blend Images Together Finds the optimal borders between the images and create seams based on those borders, and to color match the images. With Blend Images Together turned off, a simple rectangular blend is performed. This may be preferable if you intend to retouch the blending masks by hand. Vignette Removal removes and performs exposure compensation in images that have darkened edges caused by lens flaws or improper lens shading. Geometric Distortion Correction compensates for barrel, pincushion, or fisheye distortion.

Step 4: Finish Up

Press okay, and you're done.