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Editing 360 Degree Photos in Photoshop & After Effects

Lesson 14 of 14

Upload Spherical Panoramic To Facebook

Chris Converse

Editing 360 Degree Photos in Photoshop & After Effects

Chris Converse

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Lesson Info

14. Upload Spherical Panoramic To Facebook
In order to preview our newly created image, you’ll need a viewer. Many camera manufacturers have their own viewers and you don’t need to own the camera to view an image. At the time of this recording, many social networks are supporting 360 photos with their own viewers which will allow anyone to explore the image. Now you can edit and modify your own images to enhance your user experience.

Lesson Info

Upload Spherical Panoramic To Facebook

now in order to preview the user experience of our new panorama, we're going to need a viewer. Many camera manufacturers have their own viewers for computers and mobile devices and you don't need to own a camera to view the images. I have a copy of the free ricoh theta viewer which you can find by searching for ricoh theta app and I can preview the panorama simply by dragging the J Peg into the app window. And once I like the revised user experience that we created in this class, I'm ready to share this online. At the time of this recording many social networks are supporting 360 photos with their own built in viewers as well. So to demonstrate this on the most popular social network, a log into Facebook and post are Jpeg file as a new photo. Facebook then reads the metadata and then activates its built in 360 viewer which will allow anyone to explore the image. And if someone is on a mobile device with an accelerometer, they can also explore the image by moving their device around. An...

d so with that we've completed editing are 3 60 photo. We removed the tripod, added in a logo, cleaned up the lawn, added a sunset, composited another image to get a new sky, make color adjustments and all of those techniques really just come together to really transform this image. So now we're ready to share this on social media platforms, Google street view again, anywhere that 3 60 photos are supported and so with that I really appreciate you watching my course and I hope to see you again in another course here on Creative Live.

Class Description


  • 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


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.


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


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

FREE Basic App for Mac or Windows


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.


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