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Editing 360 Degree Photos in Photoshop & After Effects

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Software You'll Need

Chris Converse

Editing 360 Degree Photos in Photoshop & After Effects

Chris Converse

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Lesson Info

2. Software You'll Need
If you want to follow along with this course, there are exercise files you can download and you’ll need to have the Creative Cloud versions of both Photoshop and After Effects installed on your computer. And for After Effects, this needs to be at least the 2018 release... which became available from Adobe in October of 2017. This version introduces the new VR Comp Editor... which is what makes it possible to add content to our spherical panorama with a unique, and non-destructive, workflow.

Lessons

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1 Class Introduction Duration:01:43
2 Software You'll Need Duration:00:36
4 Class Materials Duration:00:56
5 Isolating The Tripod Area Duration:07:17
6 Seamless Tripod Removal Duration:02:04
9 Replacing The Sky Duration:04:06
10 Adding Some Sunshine Duration:06:30
11 Making Color Adjustments Duration:01:32
12 Adding A Logo Duration:04:34

Lesson Info

Software You'll Need

If you want to follow along with this course, there are exercise files that you can download and you'll need to have the Creative Cloud versions of Photoshop and after Effects installed in your computer And for after effects, this needs to be at least the release which became available from Adobe in October of 2017. This version introduces the new VR comp editor, which is what makes it possible to add content or spherical panorama with a unique and nondestructive workflow. Now, if you've never used after effects before the next video, we'll discuss the interface and how after effects relates to other design tools in the creative cloud, including Photoshop illustrator and in design.

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Get a brief introduction to After Effects (from a Photoshop perspective)
  • Work non-destructively with linked layered Photoshop files
  • Seamlessly remove elements from a 360º photo
  • Create adjustments without causing a ‘seam’ in the final composite
  • Introduce 2D artwork (including logos) without distortion
  • Add special effects including a sunrise and sky replacement

ABOUT CHRIS' CLASS:

As 360º photos continue to grow in popularity, especially in social media and hospitality industries, the next logical step is to begin editing and enhancing these images just as you do with traditional photography. The challenge is, however, that these are not flat images. As images are “unwrapped” in photo editing tools, we need to use alternate workflows for editing and compositing these types of photos.

This course will show you a step-by-step, non-destructive process, for masking out your tripod, applying 2-dimensional artwork, retouching, and color adjustments, as well as adding special effects to your image.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Photographers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Web Designers
  • Interaction Designers
  • VR Designers

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop CC 2021
Adobe After Effects CC 2021
Ricoh Theta App (optional): 

FREE Basic App for Mac or Windows

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Chris has over 25 years of experience in graphic design, interactive and animated media, with a unique focus on both design and development. Chris possesses development skills across such languages as PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and MySQL, making his design execution optimal across various media, screen sizes, and device capabilities. In addition to design and development, Chris has been a featured speaker in over 225 industry-related events and conferences, including the NAB, Adobe MAX, How Design Live, AIGA, CreativePro Week, and Adobe Video World.

Reviews

Rex Maximilian
 

In Lesson 8 I would highly recommend grouping the layers into a folder named "Components," then duplicate it and turn the duplicate into a smart layer. Then rename the smart layer "Composite," or something like that. Then turn off the group of layers leaving only the composite layer displayed. This way the files remains editable for future lawn/image cleaning. The way the instructor did it would delete all of the layers for potential future editing.

Miguel Marnoto