Creating panoramic photos in Photoshop

Click here to see a larger version. Or here’s the ultra-cool Zoomify version. (gotta see this!) This image is a composite of fifteen Canon 5D 13mp RAW photos, stitched together using Photoshop CS3. The resulting image is so large, that it’s: Equivalent to 100 megapixels Is 20,000 pixels wide Could be printed nearly 10 feet long at high quality Is around 700mb in file size (only this one image will consume an entire CD) The process is quite easy ifRead more

"Image Manipulation" by Vikas Malhotra

I feel this is such an important topic and a very thorough response by Vikas, and therefore would like to offer his comment within its own post. IMAGE MANIPULATION A very interesting discussion but of course, one done to death on various forums worldwide. Have also responded to these points earlier and am happy to respond to them again. Lets first see what Image Manipulations were done in the past, prior to the advent of the digital era and howRead more

A Good Photograph: Manipulation or Skill?

I’ve decided to respond to Indcoup’s comment in a new post, so that this may be an open discussion for all to participate in. Regarding the photos I posted the other day, he said: “I’m just getting into DSLR photography myself and am rapidly coming to the conclusion that to take good shots, you have to be a good image manipulator as well. Into photoshop, learn how to oversaturate colors and adjust levels and you can do wonders. Not sayingRead more

Tilt / Shift Photoshop Experimentation

Per Maria’s request, here’s the ‘before’: The technique fools the eye into thinking objects are much smaller than they really are. Obviously, since this is my first attempt, it’s not as convincing as some others. However, it’s quite easy and even a bit entertaining. It involves applying a Photoshop effect which mirrors the effect of an actual (*expensive) tilt/shift lens. Here’s a gallery of actual tilt/shift photography. There’s a simple and quick tutorial here for the faux Photoshop version. ARead more