Retouching VR Images (360 Photos) with Photoshop and After Effects

Chris Converse, Designer & Developer

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14 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Introduction to Editing 360 Photos

      1:05
    • 2. Software you'll need

      0:36
    • 3. Software you'll need

      1:54
    • 4. About the exercise files

      0:59
    • 5. Isolating the tripod area

      7:17
    • 6. Seamless tripod removal

      2:04
    • 7. Replacing tripod from bottom of sphere

      3:37
    • 8. Retouch and reset the panorama center point

      3:39
    • 9. Replacing the sky

      4:06
    • 10. Adding some sunshine

      6:30
    • 11. Making color adjustments

      1:32
    • 12. Adding a logo

      4:34
    • 13. Preparing Final JPEG file (with metadata)

      3:48
    • 14. Upload spherical panoramic to Facebook

      1:07

About This Class

As spherical panoramas become more common, especially on social media platforms, the next logical step is to begin editing and enhancing these images — just as you do with traditional photography. The challenge is, however, these are not “flat” images. As images are “unwrapped” in photo editing tools, we need to use an alternate workflow for editing these types of panoramas.

This course will show you a step-by-step, non-destructive process, for seamlessly masking out your tripod, applying 2-dimensional artwork into the VR space, retouching, adjusting color, and adding special effects to your photo. 

The software we’ll be using includes the Adobe Creative Cloud versions of both Photoshop and After Effects.