So this week we learned about manipulating photographs to make things seem seamless even when they aren’t. While I’ve done some of this sort of thing before, there were quite a few things new to me.
Use the crop tool to straighten horizons. Crop the entire image, then drag the bottom crop line up to the horizon and rotate until it’s level. Then expand the bottom line again to ensure you have the whole shot.
You can clip masks to specific layers (not just other layers).
The selection tool can highlight and have adjustment masks placed onto that specific selection.
Great tip: when combining to images one on top of another like in a panorama, create a mask on the image on TOP and then apply a gradient tool from the edge of the image to where the line is to soften its effect. Practise this one, Dec, practise it.
Here is my image from this week’s work.