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How to make a Panorama by photo-class How to make a Panorama by photo-class

Panorama pictures make great posters. Because their width or height is higher than usual, they capture more of a scene and have a greater impact on the viewer.

This articles gathers tips that will help you make a good panorama.

Please leave us comments if you found this useful or if you have information and feedback to add to this article.

Originally submitted: Feb 20, 2004
Resubmitted: May 22, 2007

Article by ~roy204
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SpiritFem Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!
SCROx2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Going to try this a later!
fuckingsun Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
thanks, that's a great article
i'll try to make a panorama today!
mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This would be something fun to try sometime. It would definatly make some good posters!
Yuki2TheMAXX Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Very helpful. It inspired me to try panorama photos :D
photoflick Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009   Photographer
my camra has a setting for taking panorams :D
Nodal points!
Why, that's brilliant!

KaikuSkylianFay Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Student Photographer
useful. thank you
AmandaLam Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008   Interface Designer
This is great. Thanks. :D
S1v1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
thank you so much for the tutorial ^^ i'll get on with it (mister T :P) right away :P
CindeeRoo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Wow! What an excellent tutorial. Thank you very much for taking the time to make and share! :)
znow-white Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Your wonderful Resources have been featured here.[link]

Thank you for providing the gallery with such awesome Resources.:heart:
calgarc Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional Artist
awesome. i am waiting on my new slr and your tuts sound like fun :)
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's funny to me that human vision is more wide than even ';panoramic' photos. :P
C-Williams Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I originally fav'd this as :iconshuttermuse: but since I'm combining that account into this one, I'm moving my favorite favs over... and this one is going with me. :D
Baktr Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Great tutorial!
trocloc Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for this very useful tutorial... I always used wide angle lens to capture element pictures so I have some problems when stitch them together...! Thank for you tip of using focal 50 or greater... It help me so much
goofygoober218 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Student Photographer
very helpful... i plan to use stitching this winter for snowboarding shots!
acutely Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007   Photographer
I featured you here [link] :)
jamesilluminare Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
Helpful, thanks :)
Pytheas Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Student Photographer
Nice collection of tips!
It is really well-presented and simple, just like the rest of the series...thank you so much guys!
silenceispain Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
File not found here as well. I'd realy like to read this one :(
silenceispain Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Thanks a lot!
photo-class Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
It's working now.

DeepKick Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Professional Photographer
file not found, justlike the macro tutorial....
chilouX Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Professional Photographer
danm i would like to see it to! :( .. can't u fix it? :)
willb Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007   General Artist
This link is still broken.
pujaantarbangsa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
please fix the file.... thank u.. people are waiting to see the tutorial..
Rykan- Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
File not found for me too ;_;
Illuminae Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006   Photographer
I would love to read this one, but i get File not found: [link]
Please help :-)
d100763 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
I am getting a broken link message when I try to look at the tut. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks
adambekillinit Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Student Photographer
Not sure why, but I can't see the tut when it is in full view.
raphaelgj Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
awesome tutorial ! thanks :wave:
agosto Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
excelent tut, people! great!!!
i made my first try on this hehehe... not so good.. but it is almost a beginning point ;-)
thegnat Featured By Owner May 19, 2005
nice tut!
Very simple, anyone can do it.
maybe do a tut on stitching different seasons together, taking it's an outdoor scene.
tips on blending and or making things look better?
amade Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
If I may add a lil' bit on the manual stitching part: Instead of erasing certain zones so the underlying image is revealed you can instead use the masking function to almost seamlessly blend both layers. You just have to understand how masks work in PS or any other program like it which is quite simple once you've played around with it.
photo-class Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
Yep, good addition. We may actually do a separate tutorial on all the stiching tips :)
poisongirl112 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005   Photographer
very nice tutorial. I needed it :)
ElectrikSheep Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
Hi, i have a simple question! I think my tripod's screw doesn't match the nodal point of my that possible?!
geostant Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005  Professional Photographer
I would like to add a comment :
Photoshop also offers an automatic stitching process.

You can find the Panorama tool.

Enjoy :)
ching3 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
hi, i was wondering if photoshop 7 have an automatic stitching system?
photo-class Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005
Not that we know of...sorry.
ching3 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2005
alright, thanks anyways!
niimo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent tutorial! I read it some time ago, before ever attempting my first panorama and it was thorough enough to help me understand the basics, although, being a total newbie to photography itself, much I still did not understand. Now, coming back to this, as a whole it makes much more sense and interestingly, the methods I have come accustom to are the very methods that you describe here! How reassuring :)

I just have to say it seems well written, brief and nicely organized. I am especially pleased about the part that you talk about manual stitching (the only way to go, in my opinion) and also taking the pictures without a tripod (because I don't use one!) Fantastic work.
photo-class Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005
Very happy to hear that :)

If you're getting more advanced in panorama photography you may want to give a try to PTAssembler [link] for the stitching. I like manual stitching too but I just love PTAssembler. It's not an al automatic tool and therefore there is a large learning curve but it lets you configure everything and resolve complex panoramas easily. Thanks again for the feedback :)
niimo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for that link to PTAssembler! It looks very different from the panoramafactory type program, and it does look like it has some great advantages. Much more specialized for the purpose than PS or in my case, Gimp. When I become more serious with my photos and panoramas no doubt this will be the first program I will look to try!
photo-class Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
PTAssembler is a front end to the great but not-so-user-friendly Panorama Tools which are developped on Sourceforge, and they are also working on a plugin for the gimp that will do the same thing :). I will probably do a photo-class tutorial on PTAssembler soon.
niimo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that would be excellent! (about the plug in and the tutorial!)

Sourceforge, heyy, my very first editting program was Imageforge! So maybe I will be familiar with this. Thank you for all the info and of course for building on the great idea of photo-class!
Angel--23 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004   Photographer
Another great tutorial, I should do more panorama shots...
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