Our task for week six was to take two portrait images of an interior and then to stitch them together in the way you would a panoramic image. Once this task had been completed we where told to shoot 20 images around campus. These 20 images must then be individually edited using filters and different editing methods, once these images had been completed, they needed to be placed onto the wall of the original image. The completed image was then flattened, and resized to 300 DPI.
Here’s an illustrated guide showing how this is done:
Firstly we need to process our images from RAW to Tiff files for use in Photoshop, the files for this this peice where shot on my Sony A77MkII and are edited on Capture One for Sony Software.
Once our images have been prepared from the RAW format to a workable one for Photoshop, we then open up our image into photoshop to begin work. Once we’ve done this we double the width of the canvas off to the left. We do this so that we can drop the left hand side of the court in and begin working on stitching the two portrait images together.
When we’ve completed this move, we can then drop the second image onto the white left hand side of the canvas.
We should now align the two images and insert our guides from the ‘view’ menu on the toolbar. We insert the guides where our intersecting lines meet so that we have a straight guide to work by.
Now we open up the ‘edit’ tab and select transform, in this menu we then go to select the ‘distort’ tool. Now, like in last weeks task we work to align and straighten the distorted area, turning the two seperate portrait images into one large wide angle image.
Sadly, my two images didn’t stitch perfectly together, a lesson learned should I attempt to do this in the future, to ensure that the two images are taken dead centre and as close to the centre of the image as possible regarding height, I took these two images slightly off centre whilst knelt down, and it has made stitching the two images together near impossible. Still, it’s an mportant lesson learned the hard way for next time.
Now that our two images have been stitched together it’s time for us to start creating our collage of 20 images, taken around campus. Each of these 20 images needed to have a filter or effect applied to them, before application to the wall on the side of our orginal image.
Once our filters and effects have been applied, we add our image to our collage canvas, using the free transform tool we then resize the images to the correct size.
The process of apllying filters and adding images to the canvas is continued until all 20 images are complete and present on the canvas. The image is then flattened and prepared to be dropped onto our orginal image of the court.
Now using the from transform tool, we resize our collage to a realistic size and use the distort tool to angle the image in a way that make it look like it is placed against the left hand wall, we do this by using the floor line and the red line as a guide for how the image should look leading into the distance.
The finished image is then flattened once more and saved as both a PSD file in the case of any fuure work been carried out on the image, and as a Tiff, ready for use.