Photoshop Tutorial – HDR Pro and Photomerge in CS5

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A quick tutorial showing you how to create HDR photographs from multiple exposures, and panoramic photos using stitching. Note – Merge to HDR Pro is a new feature to CS5. Prior HDR functions in Photoshop were a bit under-par. The Photomerge function is the same


chickzepol says:

Thank you very much for this tutorial friend! I had NO IDEA CS5 had these features! Horrible, I know…

FalloutMusicChannel says:

my photoshop doesnt have photomerge ? any one help ?

Nick Barban says:

Very well explained just what I’m looking for

diwatasalangit777 says:

thank you thank you i really appreciate ur tutorial its clear and easy to understand.. god bless u!!!

supraaman says:

fantastic! thank you! =)

FrederikBoye says:

When i try to merge my photos, the progress bar runs to the end, and then it closes and PS closes the project, but stays open. Shouldnt it show my newly stitched photo? I have no clue whats wrong. anyone can help?

goko2 says:

well done and thank you!

LeguanMo says:

When i want to merge my photos the result looks like i just put the images on one another. you can still see the contour of each photo. Photoshop doesnt “brake” the images and doesnt adjust the exposure. What do i do wrong?

shortformvideos says:


SimTune says:

why do i get an error?

ThePurpleLauren says:

Try and flatten the image instead 🙂

kobbers180 says:

Great tutorial, thanks!

shortformvideos says:

Try saving your file with a different name or location when asked – I’m pretty sure Photoshop doesn’t like to work with the original file for this technique.

Gilang Andika Chiara says:

Can anyone help meee? i’ve already save it but when i want to merge the photos, it says that i have to save it somewhere. but i i’ve already save it. so i can’t click the “OK” button

DeamonFreaks says:

Thanks for the inf

Scott Clayton says:

Good video, shortform.

If you don’t already, I recommend using Adjustment Layers to do your adjustments, rather than doing adjustments from the Adjustments menu, as adjustment layers are non-destructive.

Scott Clayton says:

Indeed you can actually use the older GUI version for stitching things together—Adobe names is the “Interactive Layout.” However, in CS5, this can only be accomplished by installing the optional plug-ins for Photoshop CS5—downloadable from the Adobe website. Unfortunately though, it only works in 32-bit mode, so you have to force Photoshop to open in 32-bit mode. It’s a bummer in 32-bit mode, at least on my mac, because certain features don’t get enough RAM (eg content-aware stuff)

DeamonFreaks says:

thanks for the reply

shortformvideos says:

Pretty sure you can still drag and reposition your stitched images manually, but CS5 usually gets it right on its own. Of course, there’s a lot you can do as a photographer to make it easier, too, like making sure your tripod is absolutely level before panning / taking care to match exposures between the shots / avoiding scenes with moving objects / using a lens with minimal image distortion (my ‘nifty-fifty’ is great for this kind of thing).

DeamonFreaks says:

hey, can’t I manually select the image positions? like earlier versions of ps

Sonja Hubmann says:

Wow, impressive! You really know a lot :) By the way, I like your voice 😉

Ryan Teo says:

Nice photos! Thanks for the video. Btw, I think for the bits that were left uncovered around the edges, you could try Content-Aware fill. It does a pretty good job of patching the edges from Photomerge.

David Baird says:

great! thanks for that tutorial, helped to understand HDR. Thanks

shortformvideos says:

– You’re absolutely right (AE is more my strong point).

creaviteproductions says:

great tutorial…
In the end you doesn’t have to do “Flatten Image” if you want to apply adjustments,
just apply an adjustments layers on the top…
again, great and useful tutorial…
good jub!

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