I was really intrigued with the progression (?) diving photos in the Olympics. The images showed a still of the elements, several different positions of the same person, of the dive with the crowd in the background. I searched PS help, Googled terms like “series”, “action”, “progressive” photo panorama and could not find anything. Is there a term for this? I thought about selecting the photos and masking the backgrounds out but didn’t want the detail to drop.
I’ve been mulling over how to do this for days. I found the series of photos I wanted. Merged the outcropped photos in order and printed it out. Then marked where I needed to crop leaving the height the same and altering the width. I selected to place the photos myself rather then automerge. It took some more adjustments in the cropping but finally got a fairly good lineup. I cropped the entire photo again to get rid of problem areas and square it up, with a little perspective adjustment on the ends.
Still, there were some areas that do not line up. I blurred out the horizontal boards in the dock in front of me, then cloned the dock from the one photo that was directly in front.
Dodged the dog and foreground, desaturated the background a little bit.
I still see some angle issues but wanted to see what you think.
Is there any other way to do this? When I’m taking photos what should I plan for if I want to do more of these panoramas? This is an Alaska DockDog Fun Jump held in July.