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The Photo Book Wizard: Fun Picture Making with Panoramas

teacher avatar Robin Nichols, The Photo Book Wizard

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6 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. 11 Panoramas

      2:05
    • 2. Creating a Panorama in CC

      7:14
    • 3. PSE Photomerge Panorama

      5:40
    • 4. Panoramas in Lightroom

      6:14
    • 5. Manually Adding a Panorama

      4:35
    • 6. Resampling and Adding a Pano to a Book

      4:43
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Panorama images, wide-screen prints made from several sections and stitched together using software, offer a real WOW! factor when it comes to opening a double page spread in any book.

So, how do you make a panorama and how does it get into the book? Check out the how-to videos for Lightroom, Photoshop and Elements here. (This is panorama was taken in Fushimi Inari shrine near Kyoto, Japan).

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Robin Nichols

The Photo Book Wizard

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Hello, My name is Robin.

I have been shooting photos for 40 years, commercially, for stock, for weddings, for audio visual designers and for editorial. I have also been a magazine editor and publisher for 15 years. During that time I authored several books on imaging technology and post production, so I think I'm in a good position to teach others how to get great looking images - and put them to good use, either by printing, or through the production of fabulously-designed photo books.


Like many photography teachers, I'm in the enviable position of being able to combine one of my life's passions, photography, with my job. And, even though I tend to spend way too much time in front of a computer, it remains one of the best jobs in the world...

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1. 11 Panoramas: Hello, My name is Robin Nichols. And welcome to another episode off the photo book. Wizard in this lesson will be looking at some of the fun aspects off picture making, which include creating panoramas. We'll be looking at how to create the stitched result in Photoshopped. See, see how to do this in light room and in photo shop elements. I'll also be talking about resolution matters. Re sampling your panorama, usually to make them go a little bit smaller so that you can see them more clearly on the page. And then how to manually add a panorama across a double page spread. If your bookmaking software doesn't allow you to do it automatically, The photo book Wizard is a serious of lessons on how to improve the look, design, visual impact and professionalism off your picture book projects. Using a range of easy to follow photo shop and photo shop elements, techniques, bookmaking, software and layout creativity, the Siri's is designed to give you total creative control over both the content and the design of your book project. Each lesson comprises several videos running through the particular effect that we're trying to achieve. Some involved just the bookmaking software itself. While most include a bit of photo shop and furnish of elements with tips and tricks for using these effects in the book design, almost everything you'll learn here can be achieved using photo shop elements or photo shop itself. But on the rare occasions where a tool is not shared by both programs, I'll let you know and provide a suitable work around simply because there's nothing worse than following a how to video for a few minutes, only to find it won't work in the software version that you use. And there's plenty of time for you to put these techniques into practice with the associated lesson projects. Don't be shy. The best way to learn anything technical is actually to try doing it a few times yourself on. The most important feature of these lessons is that I provide feedback, which is a great learning tool in itself. And if you'd like to leave me a comment about the work that you're doing or the results you're getting, don't hesitate because I love to see what my students are up to 2. Creating a Panorama in CC: Hello there. And welcome back to the photo book Wizard. My name is Robin Nichols and I'm in Japan. Well, we're going to show you today how to stitch together seven images into a widescreen panorama. Now I've shot these images, as you can see here vertically. It's a very good thing to do that, because if you don't, you'll end up with a very wide. But I'm not a very high panorama. So having a vertical shots is a great help when it comes to cropping them a little bit later. Now I've got the screen pushed up a little bit because I need to show you where we can find the photo stitching software in Photoshopped because it comes right down the bottom of the page. The software is the same information elements, which is really good, although it used not to be so. A few generations of photo shopping elements ago. I can't remember, I think was probably elements 10 or 11 or somewhere around that mark. It really wasn't very good, and I had to spend probably 20 minutes or half an hour showing students once they kind of assemble their photo emerged Panorama how to make. It actually looked better because it never really blended them properly. It never actually managed to match up things. You know, it's incredibly difficult process to master. Suddenly some genius at Adobe HQ or in a whole team of people probably got onto it. And bingo. It now works brilliantly, so you have to shoot overlapping your frame So the frame's over. Let 5% 10% even 20%. If they overlap a lot, like 20 or 25 or 30% it just means you're Panorama isn't gonna be quite as wide where it means you can shoot extra frames to take into account that you've overlap them generously. Do not try and but them up because that will never work. Overlap them a good way. And the software somehow works out how the objects in the right hand side of one frame match up with the objects in the left hand side of its adjoining frame. So it's quite brilliant. So from that version, somebody got it right. Adobe. It is now a fantastic piece of software. I've got all seven sections open here. You can see I just run through them very quickly, and I'm just gonna quickly pop them into this program called Photo Merge. So full emerges like a little widget that lives inside photo shop. So I click on the file menu and we head off to the automated department and right down the bottom is always if they don't want you to find it, it's down there called Photo Merge. And when you click on that huge window opens and says, Okay, what you want to do here first thing I'm gonna hit on his ad open files. And, of course, if I haven't already open the files, I'd click on the browse button on, Just go look for them. So one of the tips I give to people when you're shooting a panorama and again, I've just done this because I shot this panorama. I think back in 2010 and I'd completely forgotten about it was in the back of my mind on the for gotten. When I waas shooting that file, it'll just can't find it because I really like this particular scene, and in order to make it kind of easy to find a panorama, what I do is take a picture, my foot shoot the panorama and then take another picture, my foot. Or you can equally take a picture of a blank, just a blank out of focus frame. So that indicates immediately when you're looking at 500 pictures you may have shot on that day. The pictures in between your two feet are essentially a panorama or some special action is required, so it's a good help. On the left hand side, we can choose a different way of laying out or kind of lining up the panorama segments. I would just leave it on auto if for some reason it doesn't work, you just undo what you've just done. Repeat the excess ing photo emerge process and choose perspective. Cylindrical, spherical, etcetera, etcetera. But I find that the auto generally works. If that doesn't one of the other Mawr sort of specialist ones will. But auto should work anyway. I want to blend the images together down the bottom here and also want to remove any vignette and vignette ing. Essentially, what vignette ing is is if you've got a not a very good lens. What happens is that lens dark and sometimes on the very outside, off the field and the problem there is, if you put two sections together, which had been shot in a sort of photo, emerging panoramic sort of format. What'll happen is it'll get even darker. So you want to sort of soften that vignette where you can and the soft will help you. It will also help to correct geometric distortion. Now I'm hoping that if we choose one of these sections, so auto may choose perspective, it may choose cylindrical. So if it chooses perspective, it'll probably come out with some kind of distortion. So you may want to check that so that you don't have any distortion, and you may want to content aware fill. And what that does is because we're stitching together seven pictures. The outside is not necessarily going to be Richter limits not to be a rectangle at all. It's going to be sort of lumpy or misshapen because fellow shop in its brilliance has kind of bent the frames in order to get all the objects in the front to match up. So you'll see that when I'm done, I'm going to say no. Let's not content aware fill because it doesn't always work anywhere, and sometimes it's better just to get in there and crop it. So we're just waiting for it to work up. You can see that it's doing things. It doesn't like me trying to move the screen for you to see or photo shops interface at one time, so I'll move it once it's finished. It's now progressing slowly. As you can see here, it's not Allow me to bring the Progress Bar and show you very slowly, so it opens all the images. It puts them into its own widescreen format. There's the widescreen format. It kind of works out. How wide is gonna do do that? How it does that, I just don't know. It's just unbelievably good piece of software. So bingo. There it is. I didn't have to talk Too much were 110 megabytes total 384 megabytes. This will print quite nicely. 789 10 feet wide. If you really wanted it, if you've got a nice entrance way to an apartment or something and you've got a mate who is a who is a picture frame. But because the picture framing is gonna cost you some money, it's gonna cost you probably $150 to get it printed about eight or nine or 10 feet wide on a roll of 24 inch paper. So it's gonna look absolutely stunning so you can see some cracks. And the interesting thing here is if I show you the layer pallet, look at this. Check this out. This is what the software's done. It's found those seven images. It's worked out where the objects are in those images and selected these bits by making masks. So if I turn one off, you can see it's just used. That amount of the kind of middle photo, etcetera, etcetera. Do not be afraid about these gaps, because that's just a way that the computer has for displaying stuff. So if I zoom in, the gaps have disappeared. It's just the way the screen displays that certain resolutions, you think, My goodness, it's just terrible, but that's not gonna happen. So to finish this off, I clearly need to just go and find my cropping tool, and you can see here Now we way. We definitely need to crop the image, and I think possibly need toe even kind of do a little bit of a rotate e just a tiny little bit cropping a little bit more now is that And then we could The options are I could crop it like that just for expediency sake, or I could crop it and leave a little bit of a gap there and just clone and retouch out some of that missing part of it. So that's pretty good to finalize this. I'm gonna go into here and I'm gonna pop in an adjustment layer. Use just levels. It's clean and cheap and cheerful on. We're just gonna pop in a levels adjustment just to put in a bit of contract. For some reason, they were quite under exposed. These frames must have been in my early days, and there you go. I'm gonna just leave it at that. I think that's pretty cool. Popular power. And there's my panorama. Using photo emerge in furnish op CC 3. PSE Photomerge Panorama: I think one of the best features that you'll find in this program called Fellow Shop Elements is a feature called Photo Merge. Now food emerges kind of in a separate entity. It's is kind of separate little window that opens up, and you'll find it these days in the guided edit mode. It used to be in the expert edit mode, but for some reason the powers that be Danet Adobe have moved it from expert to guide it on . Here it is down the bottom hits his photo Merge Panorama. It kind of shows you. If you have three pictures, you can kind of merge the Minto. One beautiful widescreen picture. Wow, it's pretty good. So the first things first, you actually have to go out and shoot three pictures. And as you can see here, the person who shot this is very sensible. They've shot them vertically on. The reason you do that is because, of course, if there's a little bit of movement in between frame one frame to frame someone, let's say you shoot and you move the camera down so you're not shooting on the level what'll happen is you'll have to crop off some of the bottom and some of the top, and that results in a picture that's very, very wide, but not very high. But it's much better if you shoot them vertically over. Let them between 10 and 20% shooting manual focus mode, shooting manual metering mode so that the lighting and the focus doesn't change between frame 12 and three. And Bob's your uncle. You'll have the three sections ready to put into photo much. Now. I habitually shoot a lot more than that. So here, I've got six frames ready to go. This was a large archaeological site in the Middle East that I visited a few years ago. While you could, Andi was quite spectacular and so thought. Clearly, one photograph is not going to do it. Let's try using multiple pictures. So here we go. I'm just gonna click on that and it opens it up immediately. Well, that was pretty quick. So if we look at the photo been, you can see all my six pictures already together, all open, and for some reason it's kind of chosen the 1st 1 which is a bit of a weird thing, but it's chosen the 1st 1 so we can choose different ways of it, actually fixing it auto perspective. Cylindrical, spherical, ka large or reposition. And I can guarantee providing you shot them reasonably level. They're reasonable exposures. You're not too close, and you haven't used a fisheye lens or something that distorts the picture. Hugely. Auto will sort you out quite nicely anyway. Let's give it a go and see if I'm right before we go on, we can have a check here. Have a look at some of the settings as well blended images together. Well, I would have thought that was actually a given, but you have to do that. Vignette removal vignette is something that's created his dark edges to Your photo is created, especially if you've got a wide angle lens or if your lens cap doesn't fit properly, so it kind of removes it. I'm gonna choose that you can content, aware fill the transparent areas, and what that means is if you haven't shot this on a tripod and it's a little bit wonky when it's fitted or six pictures together, it's going to leave a little bit of space top and bottom, where the areas didn't really fit together, and that's gonna be transparent on what the program does. Let's see if it does it. What it does is actually copy and paste some of the content from nearby over the missing places. An amazing. So this actually saves you having to crop the picture. If you haven't shot it straight, let's give it a go and see if it works. So I'm gonna select all Okay, so I need to go and select more. Here we get and it's automatically building this 123456 Now it's working out which bits go next to go door to each other. I don't know how it did it. You don't actually have to have them in chronological order. You can see I've got them labelled 123456 But in a flesh, it's done this I'm I'm just it. I'm just getting blown away. Every time I see that, I'm going to say click. Yes, done. And we can Then go and have a look at it. You can see here there is the panorama with my remaining six underneath it. Let's go back into the expert edit mode and you can see on the right inside the amazing technology that's here. It's created six black and white masks, somehow assess them and say, Well, that bit from the bottom layer fits in with the next layer in the next and so on and so forth, and then finally emerges everything together, puts a selection around it and then copies and paste for example, the sky. Because if I turn that off, you'll see that's the shape it's made. Remember, I was saying that it kind of bends it to try and fit everything together. So it's come up with this sort of fairly bulbous sort of sausage shape, which is bit weird. And there's a lot of stuff missing top and bottom. So the content of where part of it then throws in some copy from the sky. The skies quite easy because it's just blue being copied into blue. But it's also done it down the bottom in its copied some of the brickwork and the old three old remains from the inside to the outside. It's quite unbelievable how accurate is now. Don't get too excited. This doesn't happen like this. Every time. Sometimes you look in again Oh, my goodness is just an absolute dog's breakfast, so you may want to then go back and let's say that's as good as it's going to get. I would then simply take the crop tool, and we would crop it, and I probably crop it and rotate at the same time, cause it seems to be a little bit wonky. Think this is one of my panoramas? Didn't bother with my tripod and let's zoom out, Have a look yet we can crop it bit long. Did you? Now you can see I've got actually bring these in a little bit see, So I'm losing valuable height. And that's why shooting vertically is a really good thing. Because if you don't, you'll end up with a picture that's probably six foot wide but only one foot high. And that, very simply, is how we use the Panorama Photo merge function. It is, in my opinion, one of the best features off for tea shop elements. It does the job almost entirely perfectly every time Now, if you don't like that sort of bendy nous here, it's partly because I've shot this with a 17 lens because it was a very big site and partly because it's being distorted. You can go back and choose one of the other assembly methods. If you want to give that a go, but you'll find normally set to auto, it does a fantastic job. 4. Panoramas in Lightroom: Let's have a look at how to stitch a panorama together using Adobe Light Room. Now it's actually dead easy because in a recent version of light room when it updated, its suddenly appeared So it hasn't hasn't head off Panorama stitching software utility in it for a while. Onda. What, 10 minutes, things happen when when it develops in fellow shop it, then filter standing to furnish up elements. And then Levin Behold, it's appeared in light room, so it's a slightly dumbed down version of the of the one that you'll see in light room or elements. But it's pretty darn good, and it'll do a fantastic job providing you shot some good sections. Now, how do you shoot a panorama? Well, first of all, you get on a plane and fly to somewhere That's really exotic, and you look at and go. Wow, One shot is not going to do this. I was here in a in a temple in Japan, in Fushimi and Ari, actually just outside of Kyoto. Beautiful place, and that about 16 or 17 kilometers off these pathways that wave weave in and out of the sort of woodlands at the back of curators Now. Now it's a fantastic place to go. Companies spend money. They give money to the temple in order to support the temple in order to bring them good luck. And each of these gates represents a company or a business or or maybe uneven individual. And their names are written in the conjure up and down the vertical supports of these beautiful Torrey Gates. So they're, as I say, there are 14 kilometers on them. This was an S bend. This is a very tight bend, and one shot was just It was just impossible to show what it looked like. So I thought, Let's shoot some sections in a panorama and stitching together later. Now what we need to do is key. Things to remember is shoot vertically because when you come to crop the top and bottom off , which you inevitably have to do with the panorama, what will happen, of course, is it will. It will lose some of the height. So if you've shot, let's say, six or seven or eight or nine sections, and you're a little bit wobbly when you cropped it maybe four foot wide, but only maybe one foot height It's very wide and very not very tool panoramas. It doesn't look very good. So shoot vertically. But the camera to manual metering mode on workout. A nice easy average meeting in between the lightest in the darkest part. So you can see here at the entrance to the temple here in the top left, it's actually quite bright, but in the middle, as I'm swinging the camera around to the right inside, it actually goes very dark. It's very shady part, so I kind of found a sort of common ground in between the two so manual meeting mode. You could also said it to manual focusing because you don't want the camera focusing all the way up at the end of the panorama. On the beginning, the penner up on this frame on this frame, these air to distant shots, and then this is a very close shot. And what happens is if you change the focus than the software finds it difficult to match up the sections because the shape of the picture actually physically changes when you move the focus, so manual metering, manual focus and if you could be bothered, I would put it into manual white balance again because you've got different brightness is in these different scenes, and you're gonna get slightly different color reverberations. That's not essential. So manual metering Manual focus. Tripod, if you could be bothered, overlapped by about 40% or 30% or 25%. The more you overlap, the narrow all the less wider panorama. So you may have to shoot a couple of extra sections. So don't whatever you do lied about 2% or 3% overlap breeze me generously in order to give the software a good chance of matching everything up. So enough talk. Let's select all these pictures and I'm gonna go to the photo menu and I'm gonna choose photo merge. And you can see there are two new boys here High dynamic range photography and panorama. So control or command M is the keyboard shortcuts. So creating Penarol Well, so I haven't even managed to talk about this very much, and it's automatically done it Isn't that brilliant? So now you get to see the S spend in this amazing little sort of neck of the woods in Kyoto and boy, it was very hard to shoot with one picture. I could have used a fisheye lens, I suppose. But I didn't have one at the time, so I thought I should fight or seven frames. So there are different ways of stitching these together, and you can see a spherical kind of makes everything look a bit squat, Cylindrical. Whatever that means gives me a slightly higher looking image. You may or may not have a thing called auto Crop already set, So I turned that off. You can see here, even with a tripod, my camera has kind of slanted down to the right a little bit. So I've got to crop down to the lowest mark, which is about there. Yep. So you can see, Although that looks pretty high looking panorama, I've gotta gotta lose a fair amount top and bottom, just to make it a nice rectilinear image like that. And that's pretty cool. So I'm then going to merge it. So what we've been looking at at the moment is just like a kind of guestimate, I suppose of what it's gonna look like very quick. It's very clever on actually, the person or people who designed the software that stitches these panoramic are absolute geniuses in my book because I used to teach this many years ago in fellowship elements. Special elements had a photo merge function from a long time ago, and it never quite actually stitched them together properly. So then I have to teach students for about 20 minutes or 30 minutes how to actually fits up . Fix up the badly stitched panorama and you could see they were never going to do it again. And then suddenly I think inversion 11 or 12 whatever it was in fellowship elements, they got it right. And, you know, the technology is then filtered down to photo shop light room. And now we have this brilliant function, so that's looking pretty good. I need to just pop this into the develop module now to do some final editing on this old boy here to make sure I'm going to use the tone curve here just to brighten up some of those tones. It's just punch it up a little bit there, not too much in the highlights, because we're gonna lose a bit of detail. I could probably actually use the adjustment brush, I think to do that, but that gives you a really good idea of how easy it is to stitch Panorama. How spectacular is. And of course, we use panoramas in book projects because it has an immense well factor. The key thing here to remember is, when you're traveling, shoot those sections. Sure you can do it on an iPhone or a smartphone and that our producer reasonably good result. But a high resolution in your face multi section panorama put together in photo shop or light room is going to really blow you audiences socks off. 5. Manually Adding a Panorama: Now you may find that your photo book making software it doesn't have the ability to or doesn't offer the ability to stretch a panorama across a particular spread like a double page spread here in blurbs book. Smart, you can. But this has only been in this version of the software for a few versions beforehand. We had to do it manually, and doing it manually is reasonably easy. It's dead easy, actually, but it's also very pertinent. If you want to do it manually just on a single frame, you don't have to do it just to a Panorama shot. So make sure before you start you haven't got it on some kind of window template like this . You need to have a full frame window like that on both pages, so I'm gonna occupy the entire width or height off this image. So just dragging in there it is, and you can see it matches top and bottom. Of course, it's a very wide image. I'm going to shrink this down. I think I'm not sure. Probably 80%. It's just try 80%. I'm just gonna use the arrows on my keyboard just to line it up on the left hand side. Moralism gonna crop it a tiny bit. Then I'm going to copy and paste it. You can, of course, right. Click and choose. Copy. Go to the right and page right. Click and choose paste. Or you can use control or command V to do that. So you're notice up here. The magnification you got little clique plus and minus. You got a box that you can put a number or you got a slider. Don't use the slider, because that makes it very hard to actually get the same numbers. Check on here. That says 80%. So what a kendo is. Just flick in the field here. Type in 80% and press enter. And now my picture on the right hand side lines up beautifully. How about that? I need to bring this into the left, and if I just drag it across just by hitting the keys, Hopefully this is going to work. Not bad. All right, so you may want to account for the fact that we've got a gutter in the middle, so if you like 100 page book, you may lose a bit of that pile on all the little pillar in the middle. They may want to just kind of move out. So the pillar is actually slightly wider than it really should be, because that then is taken into account when the book is bound. It's very tight in the middle. You can't open the book fully. Unless, of course, you using a lay flat book technology. Let's have a look at the preview. Well, that looks fantastic. OK, so that's simply how we add a panorama widescreen panorama to a double page spread manually . Now consider this. You may want to use it instead of importing a panoramic, you want to import just a regular photo, and you will find that, in this case of 13 by 11 inches does not match the proportions of my canon sensor. It won't match most senses because the sense of normal is a little bit wider than it is accommodated on the page. So you may want to do this. You may want to have, for example, on opening section on, Let's say this Japanese typical Fushimi, and I'm going to say, Let's just make it actually fill the brim. There we go, up to 100%. And I'm gonna move this over to the right. Something like that. We're gonna go to the right hand page, crank that up to 100% as well. So it's exactly the same. And we just gonna pull this over to the right simply so that it just fits in. Woops fits in nicely. Were we going there? We got So it fits in nicely around about something like that. I think I got the wrong pillar there. Let's get the right pillar, Robin. Too many pillars in this in this production. There we go, because that pillow there, something like that. Let's preview that again. Fantastic. So you don't have to keep that just for a panoramic. You can leave a little bit of space on the left. You can, of course, do it on the right hand side if you wanted to. But I think the approach in the particular temple looks better there. Let's just again just check that. But I can, of course, bring it over to the left and have the white space on the left hand on the right hand page . Okay? And I'm just gonna pull that back this way a lot of jiggling around. But again, if I'm holding this shift key very important, you hold the shift key. When you're working with these, it actually advances much faster. It's a lot easier than pulling it manually because putting it menu, of course, you push it up and down as well. Which kind of upsets the apple cart can do so then you go to kind of get it like that, but in a way, something I think that's about right. Let's preview the book That's pretty good, doesn't quite line up. I need to overlap the left hand page onto the right hand section. Maybe something like that that's ever look at that much better. So even with a single shot, you could do this kind of drag it across the page and occupy 1.5 or one and 1/3 or one and a bit just to create a more interesting design in your book production 6. Resampling and Adding a Pano to a Book: now, once you're happy with the panorama and it's stitching procession, every basically joins up together. The color, the brightness, the sharpness. The contrast is all good. We're ready to pop it into a digital photo book. There are a couple of things that you need to consider. Probably. Before you do this, though. Think of this. The size of this photo is, as you can see at the bottom 163.7 million pixels. That's a lot of pixels. So some bookmaking software doesn't like being confronted with anything other than a recommended size. Normal is about 50 or 60 or 80 megabytes. So if you try and throw a large file into it, just may just say sorry too much. The second thing to consider is when you look in your book software and you preview the book, I puts a nice little black surround around your pictures and shows you the high resolution version pretty much what it's gonna look like when it's printed. It may not be able to render that huge file successfully, and I found in the past, sometimes they just look incredibly grain. Your spotting, you think goodness me, what's going on you go back into Photoshopped, you have a look at the original file. It looks fine. You put it back into the book software. It looks really grainy. So one thing you know this is just if you have this problem is to reduce the size off the fight. My recording a panorama was to put 38 images together. I deal with this in a separate lesson. It's called jigsaw Panoramas. In this case, you would shoot, click, click, click, click along the top. You would drop the camera angle a bit, the middle row and then the bottom road. So I put 38 images together. It came out just over a gigabyte. It's a very, very big file. Don't email that kind of file to people, and I had to reduce the size to get it into the book. Obviously, this is 163 megabytes. It's not that big, but I'll show you how to reduce it. Now. It's very easy. We use a process called re sampling, and we go to the image menu and image size. It's exactly the same in Photoshopped elements except fellowship elements. We have to go to image image size. And then we slide across to a pop out contextual menu, which says, Image size. So we're after the image size dialog box here. You can see this is Photoshopped. It's a little bit different in its appearance to the one that you'll find in photo shop elements, but it does exactly the same thing. Eso We've got 13,000 pixels by 440 pixels. We want to re sample it. We want to re sample it definitely and what we want to do. We don't want to enlarge it. Goodness, may we probably want to reduce it. There we go with a specific. This is kind of Ah, it's called by cubic sharper. It's kind of a mathematical algorithm. Goodness knows how it works, but it just allows you to adjust to strip out pixels, to make the whole file smaller, to make it a little bit easier to handle. We want a resolution of 300 because 300 d. P. I is like a print resolution and you notice I put 300 in. It's gone from 70 to 300 said their mouth might my fight if I click OK, which I won't will go from 100 63 megabytes to 2.7 gigabytes. Oops. I don't want to do that, but I don't want to file its 5400 pixels. Okay, 54,000 pixels. I do beg your pardon. That is a big file. So what I'm gonna do is change it into inches. There we go. Because we're working with a book that's 11 by 13 inches. It's gonna be 26 inches across. I'm gonna say, Look, let's make it 28 inches across and it comes down to 68 megabytes. So we've basically lost about 100 megabytes. Let's click on OK, it goes a bit smaller. What I would probably do then zooming That's pretty good. I would then say this and I call this panel version or book version. So I keep my high resolution version on this. Let's say this is a smaller version for import into the book software okay into the book software. And we have the image just waiting for me on the left hand side on the inbox, and I can drag it. Now you may find that some books software has a thing called a photo spread or a panorama spread layout and you can see we've got a number of different Panorama spreads. I don't really like these because it's kind of hard to get into. You can't edit the layout per se, but I'll just choose the double page spread, which is full size, and I'll drag the image in. There we go, and it just pops in their up the top. I can then just drag it down, moving around, get to line up. You may want to just put it in the middle of slightly higher than just in the middle. Something like that. That's preview the book. Oh my goodness, Isn't it amazing? That looks fantastic. Now that's pretty good. So it's very impressive. Let's turn the displayed get trimmed guidelines off. It's very impressive having a double page spread, especially in a big book. You open out me get well, look at that. So it's a great thing to do. Create a panorama put into a double page spread. Now, very briefly. I'll show you in the next lesson. How to do it. If you don't have this double page spread, function in your software is dead easy. We just imported twice and stretch it across the middle