Merging Images: Optimizing the Image
Ever wanted to merge two images together, but not known how? In the latest article in his series on post-processing techniques, Alain Briot offers a step-by-step guide on how to create this effect
In the previous essay we saw how I created a collage, or a stitch, in both Lightroom and Photoshop. In this essay we are going to see how I optimize the collages I create.
The previous essay ended with the collage as it came out of Photomerge. All I had left to do to create the final image was complete the color, contrast and reformatting adjustments.
Image optimization is a complex process. Furthermore, every photographer follows a different workflow. The goal of this essay is to present my workflow and focus on what I do when I optimize collages. My overall goal is to offer you a strong foundation for the processing and optimization of your own stitched images. My image conversion and optimization process involves...