Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook

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In this full-color Designer's Notebook, eight expert French photographers reveal their secrets in using Photoshop and a collection of dedicated applications to create extraordinary panoramic photos—including some amazing 360-degree images. For anyone involved with digital imagery or animation, this groundbreaking volume demonstrates a new way of thinking about what's possible and what's required to produce these images.

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Overview

In this full-color Designer's Notebook, eight expert French photographers reveal their secrets in using Photoshop and a collection of dedicated applications to create extraordinary panoramic photos—including some amazing 360-degree images. For anyone involved with digital imagery or animation, this groundbreaking volume demonstrates a new way of thinking about what's possible and what's required to produce these images.

Originally published in France, Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook is available in English for the first time. Part art book, part how-to guide, this stunning work takes you right into the studio and sits you down next to renowned digital artists as they advance step-by-step toward their final images. The showcased pieces are inspiring and avant-garde, and the techniques are instructive for a wide range of amateur and professional photographers, graphic designers, and digital artists.

The artists featured in this Designer's Notebook show how they use Photoshop, Stitcher, PanaVue ImageAssembler, and other specialized tools to create high-quality panoramas and wide-angle images from a series of photos. They also show how to create virtual reality scenes with Apple's QuickTime VR in conjunction with leading-edge technologies that support 360-degree one-shot photos, cubic images, and 3D views of objects. The results are interactive, often startling, and bear the hallmark of each artist's original vision and skill.

Reflecting the very best of French photography, graphic design and digital artistry, Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer's Notebook offers advanced Photoshop instruction that goes beyond opening this menu, or clicking that palette. You receive expert aesthetic guidance, from start to finish, with notes and views that reveal every step of the process. This book is a goldmine for any digital artist who wants to learn new Photoshop techniques and exploit them for maximum effect.

At home on either your coffee table or desktop, the book itself is dazzling in concept and design. There's nothing else quite like this Designer's Notebook available in the U.S.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596009755
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

William Rodarmor is an award-winning French literary translator and a former editor at PC World magazine. For the O'Reilly Designer Notebook series he translated Assembling Panoramic Photos, Creating Photomontages with Photoshop, and Illustrations with Photoshop. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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Table of Contents

Studio 01 Waterfalls of ice 6
Studio 02 At the restaurant 16
Studio 03 Frenzy at Almanarre Beach 26
Studio 04 The workshop 38
Studio 05 Urban sphere 48
Studio 06 On the boulevards 58
Studio 07 The Phare des Baleines lighthouse 66
Studio 08 Venice : the Orseolo basin 78
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2005

    delicate work in Photoshop

    The latest in O'Reilly's series by French artists. As with the earlier books, this tries to speak to you at a level above mere craftsmanship. While the latter is desirable and indeed necessary before you grip this book, more intangible issues are discussed here. Unsurprisingly, Photoshop is the most common package used by the artists. Other offerings are peripherally invoked, like Real Viz's Stitcher or PanaVue's Image Assembler. It's just that overall, nothing matches the comprehensive set of tools in Photoshop. Making a panorama can be tricky. Aligning those photos well is not trivial, in order to have a seamless transition. So the methods here are quite handy to master. The book can make you wonder, though. What on earth did people do for panoramas, before Photoshop and computers?

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