distorting an image: help wanted

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Questions and Tips' started by jxyama, May 4, 2004.

  1. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    #1
    i *know* someone here is a PS wiz and can give me quick pointers...

    please see the attached image - and note how it's warped like it's on a cylinder. i got the image by stitching together three panoramic images. i'd like to "flatten" this, make the image of the palace "flat."

    how can i do this using PS or PSE? i tried messing around with transform -> perspective, etc. but can't quite get it right...

    thanks for any help.
     

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  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    #2
    U can try using the Distort function in Transform. U may lose some of the current visible image, & u may have to recrop it.

    Other than that, there's some barrel distortion filters u can buy for Photoshop, but it's nothing u can't achieve on your own with a little bit of work. ;)

    I did a quickie to give u an idea.
     

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  3. jxyama thread starter macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    #3
    thanks, eye. yeah, seeing how it can be modified to a more desired result is very inspiring and helpful.

    i'll fiddle around... i have a few others i need to "fix" so this would be a good time learn how...

    thanks, again!
     
  4. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    I just recently saw an Adobe demo of Photoshop CS... it has a cool panorama feature that patches together multiple photos automatically and should correct exactly what you're trying to fix.
     
  5. evoluzione macrumors 68010

    evoluzione

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    this sort of warping thing used to be difficult, photoshop couldn't do it, you'd need a Silicon Graphics box running Barco Creator to do it, the a PS plugin came out called Squizz! but i guess it's possible to do completely in PS now...

    the joys of technical advancement. :)
     

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