Skater project

Ever wondered how photographers get that ‘super wide’ look to some of their images? They cheat, of course…

Essentially, you use a fabulous tool in Photoshop called ‘Photomerge’ to stitch two or more photos together.

You can find hundreds of tutorials online showing you how to do this so I won’t do that here.

Instead, here’s one I made earlier…

This first picture is one I’ve had on the website before…

This second one was never on the site. You can see my finger in the corner. Doh!

Photoshop automatically merges them together like this…
Note how it completely removes the skater in the pit and makes the shadow seamless.

Here they are separated…

If you look closely, you can see a mismatch on the edge of the path,…

That can be fixed in just a couple of minutes with the Stamp tool and then you just crop the image…

That’s it. If you fancy, you can add a tint to give it a ‘polaroid’ feel.

There’s still a few inconsistencies in the image above but given this whole thing took less than 10 minutes, you can see how quick it is to do.

Photographers? Dastardly people…

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