Photoshop 230 – Adobe Photoshop: Shooting and Processing Panoramas

Class Description
This course aims to further one’s knowledge of the Panoramic photography process from capturing to post-processing. We want to help Participants see the bigger picture!

Course Benefits
The course begins with a look at the concepts and technical details for capturing great panoramic shots and editing them in Photoshop. The course includes information on choosing a shooting format and size, how to properly mount the camera on a tripod, how to overlap each shot, which lenses deliver best results, and more. Plus, learn about optional hardware like the GigaPan system and sliders, and a variety of mobile apps for capturing 360-degree panoramas with an iPhone. The course concludes with advice on refining stitched panoramas and on saving them for print, web and VR use.

Suggested Prerequisites
This class is appropriate for intermediate level users of Photoshop. Completing our Adobe Photoshop CC Essential Skills or equivalent knowledge recommended. We also recommend that you have the Adobe Photoshop software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe website.

Course Outline

  • Choosing the quipment right for Students
  • Compensating for the nodal point
  • Stitching in camera
  • Leveling the camera platform
  • Locking exposure and focus
  • Shooting with the GigaPan system
  • Shooting HDR panoramas
  • Shooting with an iPhone
  • Managing data from a panorama shoot
  • Reducing noise and removing dust with Camera Raw
  • Initiating the Photomerge command
  • Blending the photos
  • Refining highlights and shadows
  • Saving panoramas for print and the web

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.