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How to stitch photos into a panorama using Adobe Camera Raw

panorama by Jack Davis, wowcreativearts.com

One of the caveats of being a photographer is that you may not be equipped with a lens that’s wide enough to capture the scene you want. When such misfortune strikes, all is not lost; you can take several overlapping shots and then merge them into a panorama using Adobe Photoshop’s Camera Raw plug-in, which comes with Photoshop. (The steps are nearly identical for creating a pano in Lightroom.) Click here to read the full tutorial on Macworld.com.

Understanding photography-related file formats

In last week's Creaticity column, you learned about basic image file formats such as JPEG, PNG, PDF, etc. However, once you pick up a camera, terms such as raw and file formats such as DNG, XMP, along with a plethora of proprietary formats, can creep into your life. In this column, you’ll learn what all that means.

Recording of Photoshop CS6/Camera Raw 7 new features webinar

Happy Monday everybody!

Here lies a recording of the one-hour webcast on Photoshop CS6/Camera Raw 7 new features that I did a week or so ago for O'Reilly Media:

http://lesa.in/R5jMau
(linked updated on 9-21-12)

The recording of the webinar is completely free so I really hope you'll pass it around for others to enjoy. Until the next time, may the creative force be with you all :)

FREE Webinar: Photoshop CS6 Power Hour July 13

Join me Friday, July 13 at 10 am PT/ 1 pm ET and get up to speed on the new version of Photoshop of Camera Raw! In this entertaining yet informative webcast, you'll learn how to use:

CS6's new Content-Aware tools to scoot objects around in your images
How to use CS6's new blur filters
Adaptive Wide Angle filter
Oil Paint filters
Learn how to use layer filtering
Create dashed and dotted lines, and
Edit video

Photoshop Deep Dive: Adobe Camera Raw

The Camera Raw plug-in comes with each version of Photoshop, though unless you're shooting in raw format, you may never encounter it. As you'll learn in this full day deep dive, correcting images in Camera Raw is far easier than it is in Photoshop. In this class, you'll learn how to correct exposure, create beautiful black and white images, split-tone effects and more. You'll also learn one of the slickest sharpening tricks ever—how to restrict sharpening to only the highest contrast edges.