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BillDrew Jun 11, 2002 9:50 PM

Garden Walk
 
A picture of my wife in the garden.
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~horma001/gard...k020610web.jpg
Kinda hard to stop doing this kind of silly stuff since I figured out how.

marokero Jun 11, 2002 10:58 PM

pretty cool!
 
Did you use a panoramic head or just mounted your camera on a tripod? And how did you stitch the images together? Hand stitched it or used a specific program?

Jedi Jun 12, 2002 12:52 AM

interestign effect.

How do you did this?

BillDrew Jun 12, 2002 9:01 AM

I used a home-made pano head (notes at http://www.geocities.com/bill0drew/panohead/index.htm), though I think just using a tripod would do almost as well.

Obviously there are 14 pictures put together. I took six of them without moving the camera with my wife in different positions. Then I used PhotoShop's layer masks to merge each of those into one.

With eight pictures (six of them with my wife in them twice - merged as above), I stitched them with Panorama Tools using PTGui as a front-end. The output was "PhotoShop with masks", i.e., layers with masks. Then I adjusted the masks so the joins came in the right places.

PhotoShop's layer masking is the key point in doing this kind of stuff. Also PT/PTGui's ability to calculate the pitch based on a couple of vertical lines is really nice since that allows the panorama to be shot off-level to get more foreground into the picture.

bobk Jun 12, 2002 4:02 PM

That's really neat. Thanks!

Jedi Jun 12, 2002 11:59 PM

great!

Thanks!

Quote:

Originally posted by BillDrew
I used a home-made pano head (notes at http://www.geocities.com/bill0drew/panohead/index.htm), though I think just using a tripod would do almost as well.

Obviously there are 14 pictures put together. I took six of them without moving the camera with my wife in different positions. Then I used PhotoShop's layer masks to merge each of those into one.

With eight pictures (six of them with my wife in them twice - merged as above), I stitched them with Panorama Tools using PTGui as a front-end. The output was "PhotoShop with masks", i.e., layers with masks. Then I adjusted the masks so the joins came in the right places.

PhotoShop's layer masking is the key point in doing this kind of stuff. Also PT/PTGui's ability to calculate the pitch based on a couple of vertical lines is really nice since that allows the panorama to be shot off-level to get more foreground into the picture.


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