Solutions for Creating and Scrapbooking Panoramic Photos

by Cindy Tobey



Panaramic photos layout

Chicago by Heather Dewaelsche. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and The Paper Company Studio; Patterned paper: Reminisce and BoBunny Press; Border strip and stickers: Reminisce; Rhinestones: Creative Charms; Fonts: Aharoni, Blackjack and Calibri; Adhesive: I Love to Create and Plaid Enterprises; Software: Adobe Photoshop.


Digitally stitch a panoramic scenic photo

You can digitally stitch photos manually, as Heather Dewaelsche did, using photo editing software. Simply align and layer each photo, and then blend the edges. For an easier and quicker solution, stitch photos together using a stitching tool such as Photomerge in Photoshop Elements 8. View the following steps to learn how.


Panaramic original 1  Panaramic original 2  Panaramic original 3  Panaramic original 4  Panaramic original 5

Caption: Original series of photos


To create a beautiful, seamless panoramic image using Photomerge in Photoshop Elements, follow these four easy steps!


1.      Open all photos to be used for panoramic photo.

2.      Go to File>New>Photomerge Panoramic.

3.      Click on Add Open Files.

4.      Choose Layout format Auto. Note: You may need to play with the Layout format until you achieve the desired look for your panoramic 


5.      Click on OK.

6.      Once the new panoramic photo is displayed, click on Layer>Flatten Image, to combine all layers into one image.

7.      Crop photo as needed.


Panoramic Photo Tips: For best results, capture photos for your panoramic in vertical format with a 50 percent overlap and the exact same camera settings.  This will produce photos with less color and lighting variations, making it easier to merge them. Hold your camera as level as possible when taking the photos, or use a tripod.


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