The descriptions and sequence of screen captures are intended as an extension for the Feb 13, 2018 winter course session.
I assume you have already downloaded the practice files from the Feb 13, 2018 Winter Session Course Page.
Open up Photoshop Elements in Editor – Expert mode.
In Photoshop Elements open the first 3 images of Elbow Falls by clicking “File” – “Open” and then navigate to the the directory where you have saved them. Click the first one then hold the shift key down and click the 3rd one. Then click “Open”
Now take a breather. You can close Photoshop Elements wipe the sweat of your forehead and get a coffee or stretch your legs.
This picture is actually quite distorted on the left side, but there is a purpose to my madness. I wanted to keep the cave the same size relative to the other parts in the rock wall. That is why I chose the spherical panorama photomerge. Next I will show you a cropping trick that is very handy, especially if you do architectural image correction. (this is sort of architectural as well.)
Open Photoshop Elements again, and open the newly created Elbow-Falls-Panorama-Overexpose-1.jpg
For comparison here is the link to the completed 25 megabyte jpeg file I created. To download it directly to your hard drive, right click it and select “save link as”.
If this exercise has tired you out and don’t feel like repeating it, here is the link to the completed 25 megabyte underexposed jpeg file. Again, if you want to download it directly to your hard drive, right click it and choose “save link as”