Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Create an Extensive Vista Using Photo Stitching

Panoramic image is a combination of two or more images in order to produce a wholesome representation. There are various variants for panoramas; flat (partial), cylindrical (180 degrees) and spherical (360 X 180 degrees).
To create an extensive vista using photo stitching an editor works out the blueprint in advance. There are few pre requisites before the right software is used. Today there is a choice of using this application with any operating system-Apple or Windows. In addition it will be convenient if it complies with camera model and the right lens.
To create the right pictorial graph can be a challenge. The digital camera can take a number of pictures that can be used in the stitching process. Many editors like to use the adobe Photoshop elements to do this work. The menu has the file/automate and the photo merge in-built in its program. Just because it is automated one cannot assume that it is a cakewalk. Some amount of manual retouching will also be required to make the vista look impressive and natural. And therein lays the key to the job. The editor needs to first pick the shots that will be required for the creation. A background layer is made to start the edit. It is important to know this background, which will support the photo stitching in one uniform style. At times during the stitching process the background may look a little short. It can be stretched further to accommodate the new pictures. It will not affect the process that has been done previously. As a part of the continuing process ensure that the vertical and horizontal levels are stretched in proportion. This is the reason why the photos clicked need to be of the same varying lengths for stitching.
When many photos are involved, and layer masking is done half way through the work the editor will need to make a .PDS file. The opacity also will have to be reduced to half at this stage. It will help in retaining the rest of the Jpeg files in the editing phase. When the transparent layer is adjusted on the existing photos, use only the matching background. Make adjustments to fit the background and the other elements in the frame. The layer mask is then used to cover the stitching and hide the overlapping of the other additional pictures.
Depending on the kind of vista or panorama to be made the editor can use flat (partial), cylindrical (180 degrees) and spherical (360 X 180 degrees). Both Windows and Mac have options for doing this with the right software. A right matrix of photos will develop the entire picture. Photo stitching is an important service that is provided by editing firms. Many real estate clients like to have a better profile view of the landscape where they wish to set up factories, homes or industries. Today with the help of digital cameras the entire process is easier. Taking a set of uniform pictures of the required area at a particular time of the day a good vista can be created. Photo stitching is one service that involves the professional expertise of the shutterbug with that of a skilled editor. Both have to be proficient in their craft to make it happen. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Digital Manipulation - Designer Techniques

Digital manipulation means skillful touches of the designer on an image to it make more attractive.  There are various techniques practiced by designer to make their work very apt and justified.

Digital manipulations are done on an image in order to increase or decrease any entity, so that the picture looks elegant. The designer has got a tricky job to be done, because the content and the context of the image should not be disturbed, however, he has to find out other portions in the image to be worked upon.  Here we go finding out the techniques implemented by designers for digital manipulations.

Color Combustion: It is a technique that increases the thirst of a designer. The colors to be added are infinite. Not only colors, but as many as images can be cropped from original added into the color combusted image. This is a most sought out technique made by designers to represent lot if information in a single image.

Photo Cutouts: Photo cutout is basically used to remove unwanted entities in the image. Not everything can be controlled in the frame of the photo. Such things that were captured in the snap without necessity can be cropped out and the image can be cleansed.

Recreation of Historical images: This is a recent usage of digital manipulations developments. Old snaps that are distorted by time can be reinstated. The color swatches available in image editing tools can be used in this case. Adding colors, hue and saturation to the old image can give a renewed look.

Lighting Effects: There are various lighting effects that can incorporated into an image. The lighting introduced into an image will change the mood of the visual. Appropriate lightings can add beautiful effects to the image. It can also shed the focus to a portion of the image.

Masking: Masking is a technique in which an object in the image can be hidden partially or fully. The objects can be made transparent and their opacity can be controlled. This effect can make beautiful background settings in an image.

Vectoring: Vectoring of images can make them really abstract looking.  Pen tool is used extensively while vectoring an image. Vectored image is very handy when comes to stretching the length and breadth. The quality of the image will not be compromised in vector graphic images.

Distortion: Distortion is an image property in which the center of the image is found good, whereas the outer part of the images is shattered looking. Such effects can make for fantasy and abstract images.

Sharpen: Sharpen the image is done to increase the contrast of the desired portion of the photo. Technically, no new details is created, instead the pixel of the sharpened and the rest is compared and the contrast is adjusted accordingly. The final result is that the sharpened portion will be eye catching.

Rendering: Rendering is a course of creating an image out of a model. There are various algorithms to create such images. Rendering is used in 2D as well as 3D image editing tools.

These are just tip of the iceberg. Such is the volume of image editing techniques available now in the market for free and for license. It is up to the need and the available cost software can be used for digital manipulation.