Video Tutorial: Panoramas Using Lightroom & Photoshop

By Geoff Harris

Video Tutorial with Downloadable Practice Images


This week we look had we correct a series of seven images in Lightroom and then export them into photoshop to create a panorama.

Two useful techniques in this weeks monthly video tutorial, The first in Lightroom when we look at how to correct a series of images for lens distortion and colour enhancement before exporting them into Adobe Photoshop and converting them into a Panorama

The lens correction involves correcting a wonky horizon and some distortion in the framework of the bridge.  While the colour enhancement involves the increase in colour saturation to the sky to bring out more of the blue colour.

Panorama without Lightroom

These are important as the image above demonstrate what the panorama would have looked like with out first doing the work in Lightroom.  the colour is washed out and the horizon in this case the river edge is all over the place.

Finally in Photoshop we import the seven modified images and using Photoshop’s photomerge we create a panorama and crop out blanks areas

Panorama without Lightroom 1

Once the main crop has been carried out use content aware fill to finish off the corners

Panorama without Lightroom 2

Finally the finished image including the edits in Lightroom to correct the horizon and bring out the colour of the sky


You can download the sample images here if you would like to practice this at home

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Geoff Harris

I am a journalist and photographer and currently work as the Deputy Editor of Amateur Photographer (AP) the oldest weekly photographic magazine in the world. Before that I served as the editor of Digital Camera, Britain's best-selling photography magazine, for five years. During my time as editor it became the UK's top selling photo monthly and won Print Publication of the Year at the 2013 British Media Awards. As well as being lucky enough to get paid to write about photography, I've been fortunate to interview some of the greatest photographers in the world, including Elliott Erwitt, Don McCullin, Martin Parr, Terry O'Neill and Steve McCurry. This has been a wonderful learning experience and very influential on my photography. Beyond writing, I am a professional portrait, travel and documentary photographer, and reached the finals of the 2016 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition. I am a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and hope to take my Associateship whenever I can find the time. In addition I write about well being/personal development and antiques collecting for a range of other titles, including BlueWings, the in-flight magazine of Finn Air.

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