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Stitching panoramas in CS4

How to stitch images together in Photoshop CS4.

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Yesterday we created a joiner in CS4 today we're using Photomerge again but this time it's going to help us stitch a series of shots into a panorama. For this to be successful when you're out taking your shots make sure they overlap slightly. See John Gravett's video tutorial for more information on this.


Go to File>Automate>Photomerge. Open the images you want to use to create your panorama and make sure you've ticked Blend Images Together, Vignette Removal, and Geometric Distortion Correction. Click OK. Photoshop will then create the panorama which can take a long time so you may want to go and get a cup of tea while it finishes.

Photomerge in CS$ Photomerge in CS$

Merge Layers

Once it's complete there will be several layers in the layers pallet that need merging together. You do this by going to Layer>Merge Layers.

Merge layers

After Photomerge

Clone and crop

You'll see Photoshop has overlapped and merged the images together but by doing so there's no gaps around the edge of the image. To tidy the image up you can use the clone stamp tool to fill in the spaces or if you're not feeling that brave you can crop into the image to give yourself less cloning to do. Make sure you follow the pattern of the area you're cloning next to and sample from various areas so the pattern doesn't become too repetitive.

Crop tool

Clone Clone stamp tool CS4

Final image:
Final image after Photomerge

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