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How to Have Photoshop CS3 Put It Together

As long as you overlapped each frame of your panorama by 20% or more, Photoshop CS3 will not only stitch the photo together seamlessly, it will blend the color of the photos so they’re consistent through the whole pano. Once you’ve taken your overlapping shots, open those images in Photoshop CS3. Then go under the File menu, under Automate, and choose Photomerge. When the dialog above appears, click on the Add Open Files button, leave the Layout (on the left side of the dialog) set to Auto, then click OK. That’s it. Sit back and relax because Photoshop CS3 will do the rest, and before you know it, you’ll see a stunning, wide, perfectly stitched panoramic image. This alone is worth upgrading to Photoshop CS3 for. It’s that good! (Note: If you’re thinking, “I have Photoshop CS2. That should work, right?” The answer is: Only if you follow the seven steps I outlined in volume 1 of this book. Without following those to the letter, your chances of getting a nicely stitched pano, without obvious seams and color shifts, are very slim.)

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