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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 70 of 118

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 70 of 118

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter


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Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

All right, then let's look at a more utilitarian, less creative use of filters. Here. I have a panorama where I took a picture of this building, but I couldn't get the whole building in. In one shot, there was something behind me where I couldn't back up further. So I took this shot. Then I swung my camera to the left, took that shot, and then I swung my camera to the right and took that shot. And now what I want to do is take those three images and I'm going to stitch them into a panorama. There are many different ways of doing that. And when we talk about Photoshopped for photography, I'll end up showing you multiple methods. For now, I'm going to use this thing Tools Photoshopped photo merge toe haven't stitch these images together. I'll use default settings with everything, and I'm just gonna click, OK, because it's not how to stitch the panorama that I want to show you. It's what to do afterwards. Although I'm not liking that end result. So actually, I lied. Let me actually pay at...

tention to those settings in here over here. Instead of using auto, I'm gonna come over here and use something called Spiric away and hope it does a better job. And if it doesn't, will use a different method. There's two different methods for stitching panoramas. And I just didn't want to get into the more complicated version. Good. That work better. All right. Now I'm gonna take this result which has three layers stitched together in I'm gonna convert it into a smart object so that any filters I apply are not permanent that are returned to the filter menu where I find a choice called adaptive wide angle. And when I use adaptive wide angle, this comes up and what I can do here is if I move my mouse on top of the image, there's a little zoomed up detail on the right side, and I can get this tow line up with the edge of the building like I have it right now. Click and then drag to the top edge of that. And if I hold the shift key John gonna hold right now and let go, it's gonna make sure that that line that makes up the edge of the building becomes perfectly vertical. There it went, vertical gonna go over to the other side And here I notice if I looked at the zoom out version this looks curved. Eso I'm gonna get right on the edge of that click I'm gonna drag to the top edge in the line that I'm drawing actually curves along with the building And I'm gonna hold shift Shift means make it perfectly vertical and let go Then I'm gonna take the roof of the building and I'm gonna come right over here to this edge. Let's say I'm gonna click. And as I pull this out this way notice that the line is bending its bending the same amount as the building itself and I'll pull that way out and I'll try to get it. So it is parallel with the edge of the roof. And if it wanted to be perfectly horizontal old shift. If I don't mind, that would be at a slight angle. I don't have to hold shift. I'll go to the bottom edge of the building. Click here, drag over and you see how it bends with the building. I'll get it in the bottom edge of this building. And if I wanted to be perfectly straight. Hold shift by straight. I mean horizontal and down. Straighten this out. But this central portion I noticed that it's verticals air still bowed out, so I'm gonna go to the outer edge of it. Click drag up and as long as it's still matches the curvature, which it should automatically Ah, hold shift to say I wanted vertical. Let go one more over here. So any time I shoot architecture, ER and I stood to Panorama. Afterwards, I use this filter called adaptive wide angle, to try to fix any distortion that's left over in the image. And once I'm done, I just click. OK, I would have usually adjusted the image first, but if you get the feeling here, I'll turn off adaptive wide angle so you can see what it looked like without it in with it. When you drag, it's aware of what lens you used when you shot, and therefore it's aware of how that would distort the scene when it's stitched together. And that's how when I'm dragging those lines, they're able to curve to conform to distortion that was there. And then I click and drag on any line that looks to be bent but should be straight. If that line should be perfectly vertical or perfectly horizontal, that's when I hold shift. If it's not supposed to be perfectly vertical or horizontal, then I don't hold shift and it makes it straight. But it might be in an angle, then the final thing I do here is crop that image. But that's another filter that I use for less a creative use inm or oven every day use.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


Adobe® Photoshop® 2020 is a feature-rich creative force, perfect for turning raw ideas into audience-wowing images. With Ben Willmore as your guide, you can master it faster than you think and take on a new decade of projects.

Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

Whether you’re a 20-year designer or you’re opening the app for the first time, this is the perfect way to learn and love using Photoshop. From retouching to masking to troubleshooting, Ben unpacks all the essentials and hidden gems, while giving you real-world examples to drive each lesson home. By the end of the class, you’ll feel eager to make serious magic with Photoshop 2020.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.


Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail


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The short lessons makes it easy to find things. Clear explanations, structured content, great examples, handbook plus practice images - this class is worth x10 the price! I have seen many of Ben's classes and I'm so happy you created this one, love it

Madelaine Enochs

Ben's class has been extremely helpful for understanding how everything works in photoshop. I am so grateful for his classes. Easy to understand and thorough. Thank-you Ben!