Photoshop – Photomerge Creation Info

Before beginning within your Photomerge folder create TWO more folders.
Label them Photoshop and Edited.

Part I – Putting Together

1.    Open Adobe Bridge

Once Bridge is open select a group of images taken for one of your Photomerge images.

2.    Choose Tools > Photoshop > PhotoMerge

3.    A.   The Photomerge window will appear. NOW here’s where you have to make a choice, from the menu on the left either choose Auto or Cylindrical. (If neither of these work then try a different setting such as Collage.)

AND

B.    At the bottom of the screen select the box for “Content Aware Fill Transparent Area”. Also if choosing Auto as your option you might want to select “Geometric Distortion Correction”.

If you have so many images that your Photomerge will NOT go together then see your instructor.

4.    Choose Layer > Flatten Image.

5.    Once Photoshop puts the images together choose File > Save as

6.    Save to your Photoshop folder as ClassPeriod-HS-FirstInitialLastName-DescriptionOfImage
(Ex  5-KCC-JCase-FallFestival)

7.    Choose File > Save As

8.    Change the format to JPEG

9.    Save to your Edited folder

10.    Leave the file name alone.

11.    Close all files. DO NOT press SAVE.

When finished with the first photomerge repeat the steps above for the next 4 panoramic creations.

 

 

 

Part II – Resizing Photomerge

 

1. Open the Photomerge JPEG file.

2. Choose Image > Image Resize.

3. Make sure that the link between Width and Height is selected.

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4. Change the bottom drop down menu to Bicubic Sharper (reduction)

5. Change the unit of measurement to Inches

6. Next change the Width to 60 Inches

7. Save the

When finished with the first photomerge repeat the steps above for the next 4 panoramic creations.

 

 

Part III – Making It Look Better

Now that the image is Resized, Cropped or Filled, the last thing to do is make it look better.

1. Open one of your Photomerges from your Edited folder in Photoshop.

2. Now that the photomerge is open find either your signature or company logo file, whichever you think looks best.

3. Place your signature/logo in the bottom right corner of the photomerge.

4. Transform the signature/logo using the Shift key and corner selection areas only resize to about 1″ – 1.5″ long.

5. Now select the photomerge image layer and do one or all of the following Adjustment Layers:

  • Levels
  • Hue and Saturation
  • Color Balance
  • Brightness & Contrast

6. Choose File > Save As

7. Save to your Resize Folder

8. Save as a JPEG to the folder.

After saving closeout your file. NO don’t save any changes

When finished with the first photomerge repeat the steps above for the next 4 panoramic creations.

 

 

To see a good 360 version photomerge click the one above.

 

Part IV – Turning In

Now that the image is Resized, Cropped or Filled, the last thing to do is make it look better.

1. Open one of your Photomerges from your Edited folder in Photoshop.

2. Choose File > Save as

3. Choose the Templates & Graphics > Photomerge Turn-in folder.

4. Change the file type to JPEG.

5. Make sure that the file name is ClassPeriod-HS-FirstInitialLastName-DescriptionOfImage
(Ex  5-KCC-JCase-FallFestival)

6. Click Save.

 

When the first is saved to the Photomerge Turn-in folder then open the other panoramic images and save them.

Part V – Flickr

When complete with all five images you are to upload them to your Flickr account. Once uploaded add only your best ONE photomerge to the KCC Photomerge Group.