We'll use Photoshop Elements to stitch your photographs into a panorama.
Open only the photographs that you want to stitch together.
Do the following.
1) At the top of your screen, go to:
File > New > Photomerge Panorama.
The Photomerge window will open.
• Enhance > Photomerge > Photomerge Panorama.
The Photomerge window will open.
2) By default, on the left column, Auto is selected.
If Auto isn't selected, select it.
3) Click the Add Open Files button.
4) Click OK.
Photoshop Elements will produce a panorama.
The program positions the photographs, and where necessary, stretches and skews them.
The Clean Edges window will open.
Click Yes if you want Photoshop Elements to fill in the edges.
Click No if you want to use the Crop tool to eliminate the wavy edges.
Below, Yes was clicked, and the program filled in the edges.
Photoshop Elements did a fine job with the grass at the bottom of the photograph.
As one would expect, the program had difficulty with the trees.
As mentioned in the first section, when shooting a horizontal scene, hold the camera vertically.
Above, I took three horizontal photographs of the trees.
Edge cleaning wouldn't have been needed had I shot five verticals of the same scene.
There would have been plenty of space for cropping.
You need to make a composite layer in order to use the above tools.
A composite layer contains all of the layers of your photograph.
Make sure the composite layer is active (ighlighted0 when using the above tools.
Go to Composite Layer.
We used the Auto layout option above.
The Auto layout option uses either the Perspective or the Cylindrical layout options.
These layout options, and others, are described below.
Use the Perspective layout option
when merging three photographs.
The perspective of the base photograph is used to adjust the perspective in the other photographs.
The other photographs are moved, stretched, and skewed, to match the base photograph.
|Use the Cylindrical layout option
when processing many photographs.
The resulting panorama will be more cylindrical, unlike the bow-tie shape if you use the Perspective option.
|The Spherical layout option is
best for 360-degree panoramas.
The photographs are mapped to the inside of a sphere.
|The Collage layout option moves,
rotates, and resizes (scales) the photographs.
The perspective of each photograph is preserved.
The panorama will have a different perspective in each photograph's portion of the panorama.
|This option doesn't stretch or
skewed the photographs.
They're simply aligned.
|If the automatic options don't
perform well, use the Interactive Layout option to manually
create the panorama.
Press and hold Shift to move the photographs by by 45 or 90 degrees.
When using the Perspective option, the first photograph is set as the base photograph.
It will have a green border.
The perspective is transformed using this base photograph.
To change the base designation to another photograph, select the Set Vanishing Point tool, and click on another photograph.
Non-base photographs have red borders.
At the bottom of he Photomerge window, in the middle, there are three more options.
Blend Images Together is selected by default.
Vignette Removal lightens the edges and corners of photographs with vignetting.
Photographs made with wide-angle focal lengths may have dark edges and corners.
Geometric Distortion Correction reduces lens distortions:
If you haven't already done so, go to Saving Files.
Next, a list of resources about panoramic photography.