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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter


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2 Bridge vs. Lightroom Duration:06:39
3 Tour of Photoshop Interface Duration:18:21
4 Overview of Bridge Workspace Duration:07:42
9 Developing Raw Images Duration:30:33
11 How to Save Images Duration:03:37
12 Using the Transform Tool Duration:04:48
14 Selection Tools Duration:05:55
15 Combining Selection Tools Duration:07:37
17 Quick Mask Mode Duration:05:07
18 Select Menu Essentials Duration:21:28
20 Align Active Layers Duration:07:29
21 Creating a New Layer Duration:06:15
22 Creating a Clipping Mask Duration:03:02
23 Using Effects on Layers Duration:11:24
24 Using Adjustment Layers Duration:16:44
25 Using the Shape Tool Duration:04:39
30 Adding Texture to Images Duration:09:11
35 Understanding Curves Duration:06:18
36 Editing an Image Using Curves Duration:18:41
39 Editing with Blending Modes Duration:08:04
40 Color Theory Duration:05:59
41 Curves for Color Duration:16:52
42 Hue and Saturation Adjustments Duration:08:59
44 Match Colors Using Numbers Duration:16:59
45 Adjusting Skin Tones Duration:05:25
52 Clone Between Documents Duration:13:19
53 Crop Tool Duration:10:07
54 Frame Tool Duration:02:59
56 Paint Brush Tools Duration:13:33
57 History Brush Tool Duration:06:27
58 Eraser and Gradient Tools Duration:03:06
60 Blur and Shape Tools Duration:11:06
61 Dissolve Mode Duration:09:24
62 Multiply Mode Duration:15:29
63 Screen Mode Duration:14:08
64 Hard Light Mode Duration:14:54
66 Smart Filters Duration:11:32
67 High Pass Filter Duration:13:40
68 Blur Filter Duration:05:59
69 Filter Gallery Duration:07:42
70 Adaptive Wide Angle Filter Duration:04:43
71 Combing Filters and Features Duration:04:45
72 Select and Mask Duration:20:04
73 Manually Select and Mask Duration:08:08
74 Creating a Clean Background Duration:21:19
75 Changing the Background Duration:13:34
76 Smart Object Overview Duration:08:37
77 Nested Smart Objects Duration:09:55
78 Scale and Warp Smart Objects Duration:09:08
79 Replace Contents Duration:06:55
80 Raw Smart Objects Duration:10:20
83 Panoramas Duration:13:15
84 HDR Duration:11:20
85 Focus Stacking Duration:04:02
86 Time-lapse Duration:11:18
87 Light Painting Composite Duration:08:05
88 Remove Moire Patterns Duration:06:11
89 Remove Similar Objects At Once Duration:09:52
91 Replace a Repeating Pattern Duration:06:50
95 Warping Duration:11:03
96 Liquify Duration:14:02
97 Puppet Warp Duration:12:52
98 Displacement Map Duration:10:36
99 Polar Coordinates Duration:07:19
100 Organize Your Layers Duration:11:02
101 Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss Duration:02:59
102 Layer Style: Knockout Deep Duration:12:34
103 Blending Options: Blend if Duration:13:18
105 Layer Comps Duration:08:30
106 Black-Only Shadows Duration:06:07
109 Create an Antique Color Action Duration:13:52
110 Create a Contour Map Action Duration:10:20
111 Faux Sunset Action Duration:07:20
112 Photo Credit Action Duration:05:54
113 Create Sharable Actions Duration:07:31
117 Scratch Disk Is Full Duration:06:02
118 Preview Thumbnail Duration:02:10

Lesson Info

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

All right, then let's look at a more utilitarian, less creative use of filters. Here. I have a panorama where I took a picture of this building, but I couldn't get the whole building in. In one shot, there was something behind me where I couldn't back up further. So I took this shot. Then I swung my camera to the left, took that shot, and then I swung my camera to the right and took that shot. And now what I want to do is take those three images and I'm going to stitch them into a panorama. There are many different ways of doing that. And when we talk about Photoshopped for photography, I'll end up showing you multiple methods. For now, I'm going to use this thing Tools Photoshopped photo merge toe haven't stitch these images together. I'll use default settings with everything, and I'm just gonna click, OK, because it's not how to stitch the panorama that I want to show you. It's what to do afterwards. Although I'm not liking that end result. So actually, I lied. Let me actually pay at...

tention to those settings in here over here. Instead of using auto, I'm gonna come over here and use something called Spiric away and hope it does a better job. And if it doesn't, will use a different method. There's two different methods for stitching panoramas. And I just didn't want to get into the more complicated version. Good. That work better. All right. Now I'm gonna take this result which has three layers stitched together in I'm gonna convert it into a smart object so that any filters I apply are not permanent that are returned to the filter menu where I find a choice called adaptive wide angle. And when I use adaptive wide angle, this comes up and what I can do here is if I move my mouse on top of the image, there's a little zoomed up detail on the right side, and I can get this tow line up with the edge of the building like I have it right now. Click and then drag to the top edge of that. And if I hold the shift key John gonna hold right now and let go, it's gonna make sure that that line that makes up the edge of the building becomes perfectly vertical. There it went, vertical gonna go over to the other side And here I notice if I looked at the zoom out version this looks curved. Eso I'm gonna get right on the edge of that click I'm gonna drag to the top edge in the line that I'm drawing actually curves along with the building And I'm gonna hold shift Shift means make it perfectly vertical and let go Then I'm gonna take the roof of the building and I'm gonna come right over here to this edge. Let's say I'm gonna click. And as I pull this out this way notice that the line is bending its bending the same amount as the building itself and I'll pull that way out and I'll try to get it. So it is parallel with the edge of the roof. And if it wanted to be perfectly horizontal old shift. If I don't mind, that would be at a slight angle. I don't have to hold shift. I'll go to the bottom edge of the building. Click here, drag over and you see how it bends with the building. I'll get it in the bottom edge of this building. And if I wanted to be perfectly straight. Hold shift by straight. I mean horizontal and down. Straighten this out. But this central portion I noticed that it's verticals air still bowed out, so I'm gonna go to the outer edge of it. Click drag up and as long as it's still matches the curvature, which it should automatically Ah, hold shift to say I wanted vertical. Let go one more over here. So any time I shoot architecture, ER and I stood to Panorama. Afterwards, I use this filter called adaptive wide angle, to try to fix any distortion that's left over in the image. And once I'm done, I just click. OK, I would have usually adjusted the image first, but if you get the feeling here, I'll turn off adaptive wide angle so you can see what it looked like without it in with it. When you drag, it's aware of what lens you used when you shot, and therefore it's aware of how that would distort the scene when it's stitched together. And that's how when I'm dragging those lines, they're able to curve to conform to distortion that was there. And then I click and drag on any line that looks to be bent but should be straight. If that line should be perfectly vertical or perfectly horizontal, that's when I hold shift. If it's not supposed to be perfectly vertical or horizontal, then I don't hold shift and it makes it straight. But it might be in an angle, then the final thing I do here is crop that image. But that's another filter that I use for less a creative use inm or oven every day use.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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