Panorama of Colorado

Panorama of Colorado

This is Panorama of Superior town, Colorado I introduced last time.

Prairie surrounded by Rocky Mountains……

Actually…..this is done by Adobe Photoshop… usual…….

The background is merged 2 photos……but Photomerge did not work somehow.

image 1….Sky is removed by Channel mask

Image 2….Sky is removed by Channel mask

So, I had to merge 2 photos manually. But in that case,sky is the biggest problem. It is very hard to much up sky. So, I masked out sky by using “Channel Mask” then draw blue sky by “Gradient tool”, then used “Cloud brush” to draw some clouds on sky.

Image 3….truck

The truck at the left is also from different photo. Good thing is…the background is a kind of similar to other photos. So, I did not have to use complicated channel mask.

I could do with just normal “Layer mask”.

Now, all the image is merged together….but something is funny…..

Of course….the truck looks fake because it was not originally from the same place.

So, what we have to do is….Add some “shadow” on the track. In this case, it is very important to read lighting in whole image. In this case, I followed the shadow of house behind.

This way,  I draw some shadow on right-hand side of the truck and now, it does not look fake.

Merging images is very strong part of Photoshop. And to do it better “dealing with shadow” is the most important part and also quite difficult too.

Panorama of Colorado....B&W


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