How to Quickly Create Panoramas in Photoshop and Lightroom

On this video, Photoshop expert Howard Pinsky shows you how to quickly use both Lightroom and Photoshop to combine images to a perfect panorama.

Pinsky starts with Lightroom (although you can just as well do everything in Photohsop), and picks a sequence of images and brings them into Photoshop using the “Merge of Panorama in Photoshop” option. Once in Photomerge, he uses the “Auto” function and press “OK” (the automated process of stitching the images together will do the rest).

Now we need to fix the areas which came out transparent in the newly formed panorama. To do this select the entire image and then use Contract, found under the Select/Modify menu.
Finally, using the Fill option (found under the Edit menu), use Content-Aware to create the missing areas and if you still need to – crop unwanted areas. That’s it – now you can make any retouches to your new panorama!

This is not the first time that we are looking at editing or shooting panoramas here on LensVid – you can also check out “How to Shoot and Edit Panoramas” with Aaron Nace, “How to Create Panoramas Using Photoshop” by Photoshop’s senior product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes and “Shooting and Stitching Together Panoramas in Photoshop” with photographer Gavin Hoey.

You can check out more of Pinsky’s videos here on LensVid as well as many more Photoshop related tutorials on  LensVid’s Photoshop section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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