How to stitch photo the hard way?
- From: "david" <nospam@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:49:34 -0700
I have a photo larger than my scanner so I had to scan it as two separate
section with some overlapping.
The two sections are about 4000 x 3000 each.
Now I want to stitch them together. What I do is load each section into a
layer in photoshop and do a rough alignment. Now in order to align them
perfectly, I zoom in to pixel level at one side of the overlapped area, make
one layer 50% transparent and nudge until the pixels line up.
Then I zoom in to the other side of the overlapped area. Often, I need to
rotate one of the layer to line up everything. Ideally I would put the
center of rotation on the previously lined up area, and then drag the
rotation handle to line up the current side. But at the pixel level, the
rotation handle is not visible. If I zoom out until I can see the rotation
handle, I can no longer see enough detail to line up the two layers with
How do you get around this problem?
I know there are stitching function in newer photoshop and standalone
stitching software. But just for the challenge, how can I do this the way I
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