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lookgoood
23-07-2013, 11:14 PM
A lot of you guys have been asking me how to make panorama screenshots so thought I'd make a thread showing how lol. I usually do it a different way to get better results but this way is the easiest =)

You will need;
-Photoshop
-Cam Hack (or something similar)
-Draw Distance x10 or x5 (optional)

Cam Hack is needed so you can hide your player, get some good angle and shots.
Draw distance mod allows you to see objects from a much further away distance, like you can in GTA IV



Instuctions

-Use cam hack and choose the place you want for your panorama. You need a wide view or it won't look good or may not work at all.
If you're going to do this on SAMP, make sure you are allowed to use mods on the server.
If you're going to do this on SACNR, you need to ask an admin for permission.

-Remove the HUD. This includes the chatbox and stuff if you're doing it in SAMP.

-Slowly rotate your camera horizontally (left or right). Take a screenshot each time the camera has been rotated 20-30% horizontally. Continue moving the camera and taking screenshots until you have enough. Usually more, the better but don't do the full 360 degrees or it won't work.


Example;



http://i.imgur.com/bYHd3Wu.jpg (http://imgur.com/bYHd3Wu)
http://i.imgur.com/cbzzUaI.jpg (http://imgur.com/cbzzUaI)
http://i.imgur.com/yOqrxVE.jpg (http://imgur.com/yOqrxVE)


http://i.imgur.com/E1KCBM7.jpg (http://imgur.com/E1KCBM7)
http://i.imgur.com/xZktKyB.jpg (http://imgur.com/xZktKyB)
http://i.imgur.com/wPBCGmx.jpg (http://imgur.com/wPBCGmx)


http://i.imgur.com/yRGK6SN.jpg (http://imgur.com/yRGK6SN)
http://i.imgur.com/H6ImVu5.jpg (http://imgur.com/H6ImVu5)
http://i.imgur.com/T17jkvH.jpg (http://imgur.com/T17jkvH)



(Click on the pics to enlarge)




-Open all the images with Photoshop

-Click File > Automate > Photomerge



http://i.imgur.com/bCywcFW.png (http://imgur.com/bCywcFW)

lookgoood
23-07-2013, 11:15 PM
-Click Add Open Files, set layout to Auto and click Ok



http://i.imgur.com/6gbQ075.png (http://imgur.com/6gbQ075)



Wait a few seconds whilst Photoshop does it's thing and here you'll have a panorama such as the one below;



http://i.imgur.com/56f5kZ6.png (http://imgur.com/56f5kZ6)



You now have a panorama but to make it look better, you can either just crop it or warp it to make it fit the canvas, it's up to you.
I'd recommend warping and enlarging it to make it look better. Differences between the two can be seen below.



http://i.imgur.com/lnOyUh7.jpg (http://imgur.com/lnOyUh7)


http://i.imgur.com/HHKToQq.jpg



If you're really feeling creative, edit it to make it look even better. Here's one I did;



http://i.imgur.com/UUAw3TK.jpg (http://imgur.com/UUAw3TK)




So there you have it, a guide to show you how to make a panorama screenshot! =)

Once again, I usually do this a different way so they won't look similar to mine but why not practice by downloading the screenshots and having a go yourself to get the hang of it.

More panorama pics on page 2.

lookgoood
23-07-2013, 11:15 PM
Some other quick examples that you can try downloading and practicing with;




http://i.imgur.com/LXw8P4L.jpg (http://imgur.com/LXw8P4L)
http://i.imgur.com/rRFmyNr.jpg (http://imgur.com/rRFmyNr)


http://i.imgur.com/rNdXv0W.jpg (http://imgur.com/rNdXv0W)
http://i.imgur.com/39hgAi0.jpg (http://imgur.com/39hgAi0)


http://i.imgur.com/bTOpV5z.jpg (http://imgur.com/bTOpV5z)
http://i.imgur.com/qaBSzzV.jpg (http://imgur.com/qaBSzzV)


http://i.imgur.com/W1bdVJv.jpg (http://imgur.com/W1bdVJv)
http://i.imgur.com/Wimpart.jpg (http://imgur.com/Wimpart)




http://i.imgur.com/YacaOUd.jpg (http://imgur.com/YacaOUd)

lookgoood
23-07-2013, 11:15 PM
http://i.imgur.com/vzRPtEQ.jpg (http://imgur.com/vzRPtEQ)
http://i.imgur.com/jhgFunU.jpg (http://imgur.com/jhgFunU)
http://i.imgur.com/Ck2mIP1.jpg (http://imgur.com/Ck2mIP1)


http://i.imgur.com/GXqlpfw.jpg (http://imgur.com/GXqlpfw)
http://i.imgur.com/kqWU2Ij.jpg (http://imgur.com/kqWU2Ij)
http://i.imgur.com/tPqD4xb.jpg (http://imgur.com/tPqD4xb)




http://i.imgur.com/2gwYhe9.jpg (http://imgur.com/2gwYhe9)



More panoramas here! - http://forum.sacnr.com/threads/32649-How-to-make-a-panorama-screenshot!/page2

Jesse_James
24-07-2013, 12:38 AM
Very nice tutorial !!!

knowing
24-07-2013, 12:46 AM
Nice ! not even know it existed.

Potassium
24-07-2013, 01:01 AM
This is awesome, thanks :)

Also you should probably note in your post that it is a SACNR rule (unwritten maybe) that if you are using CamHack you need an admin's permission.

Unless that got changed, but I doubt it.

HitzOr
24-07-2013, 01:06 AM
Great tutorial!

Few things I'd like to add:

1) Always create panoramas in single player or a local server;

2) That way it's possible to add nice-looking weather mods, control the time of day and weather conditions in general AND remove the HUD easily;

3) And most importantly, panoramas will not look very good without the "10x view distance" (or 5x) mod.

Just my 2 cents.

AdrianSto
24-07-2013, 01:11 AM
Holy cow this is fuckin nice :D But how do you close the Join-Quit box if we want to take pics at SACNR?

AChr1s
24-07-2013, 01:17 AM
Nice tutorial lookgodododo
??????????????????????????????????? /WAVE ?

Charles_Bukowski
24-07-2013, 01:21 AM
Nice to know. But I'm too lazy to ever bother attempting this.

Turbo
24-07-2013, 01:21 AM
This is awesome lookgoood! really thanks for sharing your skills, I appreciate it!

Lag_slammer
24-07-2013, 04:04 AM
I have a sony cybershot that takes panorama screenshots IRL and no need photoshop!

https://ft2.sacnr.com/B/DSC00535.JPG

Ray
24-07-2013, 07:25 AM
Eyy lookgoood can I use the one u made as my signature?

Source
24-07-2013, 07:29 AM
I wonder how would it look to combine all 3 cities with this method..

Anyways great tutorial!

DuckSauce
24-07-2013, 07:47 AM
No win in banner contest for hitz0r & lookgood next year coz now we know the trick :D

lookgoood
24-07-2013, 08:00 AM
^^We'll just see about that hehe.


Great tutorial!

Few things I'd like to add:

1) Always create panoramas in single player or a local server;

2) That way it's possible to add nice-looking weather mods, control the time of day and weather conditions in general AND remove the HUD easily;

3) And most importantly, panoramas will not look very good without the "10x view distance" (or 5x) mod.

Just my 2 cents.

^^The draw distance! I knew I was forgetting something lol.




This is awesome, thanks :)

Also you should probably note in your post that it is a SACNR rule (unwritten maybe) that if you are using CamHack you need an admin's permission.

Unless that got changed, but I doubt it.
Thanks hehe and I did put the rule bit down. That's what I meant with the bit saying, "If you're going to do this on SAMP, make sure you have permission to use such mods" but I'll re-word it to make it clearer =)

lookgoood
24-07-2013, 09:05 AM
Eyy lookgoood can I use the one u made as my signature?

Yeah, sure. Here's some more panorama's if anyone wants to use them as signatures or whatever.

http://i.imgur.com/HHKToQq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UUAw3TK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YacaOUd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2gwYhe9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/32nwjdF.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5KE7RJV.png

http://i.imgur.com/rlGvSSq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wHQzmAb.png

http://i.imgur.com/VNmREDQ.png

http://i.imgur.com/xbvlUjD.png
^ My last years banner xD

lookgoood
24-07-2013, 09:05 AM
http://i.imgur.com/1hEHI50.png

http://i.imgur.com/WrAswD4.png

http://i.imgur.com/f08WNcn.png

http://i.imgur.com/Vo1Exdy.png

[driftking]zOz
24-07-2013, 09:30 AM
Awesome , Good Job !

Slizer
24-07-2013, 09:39 AM
I love your panoramas lg, this is fricken amazing. Good job and nice tutorial. I love the final results of your banners, like the sky, the sun, the detail and everything.

Murder
24-07-2013, 10:24 AM
OMG!! Thank you!!

Ray
24-07-2013, 04:44 PM
Yeah, sure. Here's some more panorama's if anyone wants to use them as signatures or whatever.

http://i.imgur.com/HHKToQq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UUAw3TK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YacaOUd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2gwYhe9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/32nwjdF.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5KE7RJV.png

http://i.imgur.com/rlGvSSq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wHQzmAb.png

http://i.imgur.com/VNmREDQ.png

http://i.imgur.com/xbvlUjD.png
^ My last years banner xD

Ty xD
Great tutorial..

CrazY_DriveR_SwE.
24-07-2013, 06:27 PM
Nice tut, but wouldn't it work if you use this: http://modsreloaded.com/draw-distance-x-10/images/ ??
Not sure if it looks good if you're making a panorama though?

I never used it but I've heard of people using it.
Ofc you shouldn't use it in SACnR, but if you're just making a panorama you can just go singleplayer, probably looks better with cars and stuff anyways. :D

lookgoood
24-07-2013, 07:16 PM
Yeah you do need to use that mod, otherwise you won't be able to see all the objects. I wrote this on the first page lol.

CrazY_DriveR_SwE.
24-07-2013, 07:27 PM
Yeah.... I know....

I'm outta here.

Turbo
11-08-2013, 03:06 PM
lookgoood i need some help i take all screenshoots but when i'm going to PS finally result is shitty!

I don't know why look like that.

http://i.imgur.com/WtGdlhr.jpg

I use those screenshoots

http://imgur.com/a/IVzLi

By the way, i know i can't take ss with the time, but it was only a test

Hope you can help me =)

Source
11-08-2013, 05:33 PM
lookgoood i need some help i take all screenshoots but when i'm going to PS finally result is shitty!

I don't know why look like that.

http://i.imgur.com/WtGdlhr.jpg

I use those screenshoots

http://imgur.com/a/IVzLi

By the way, i know i can't take ss with the time, but it was only a test

Hope you can help me =)

You took a 360 shot:


Usually more the better, but don't do the full 360 degrees or it won't work.

HitzOr
11-08-2013, 05:38 PM
lookgoood i need some help i take all screenshoots but when i'm going to PS finally result is shitty!

I don't know why look like that.

http://i.imgur.com/WtGdlhr.jpg

I use those screenshoots

http://imgur.com/a/IVzLi

By the way, i know i can't take ss with the time, but it was only a test

Hope you can help me =)

Don't change your position when taking the screenshots. You can move your view with the mouse, but don't move with WASD.

Also, in order to make the panorama work in Photoshop, you need to take screenshots in a way that each new screenshot contains a little bit of each previous screen, if that makes sense. That way PS can blend the images by recognizing similar content.

http://i.imgur.com/8s1hZi8.png?1

lookgoood
11-08-2013, 06:00 PM
Pretty much what Source and Hitz0r said.

You took a full 360 shot and when taking the screenshots, don't completely move the camera. Just rotate it like 50-75% between each screenshot so photoshop can blend the images together as explained/shown in Hitz0r's pic.

http://i.imgur.com/8s1hZi8.png?1

Turbo
11-08-2013, 06:37 PM
thank you HitzOr, Source and lookgoood for his replies

Now I understand it, I thought had to be 360. I forget read that,

I will try make it again.

AkshaY
09-11-2013, 12:32 PM
how to take cupcake panorama???!??!

cpt.obv
05-01-2014, 09:17 PM
Well thank you, lookgoood!

Random forest near my home:
http://puu.sh/6aO9A.png

Night at Los Santos:
http://puu.sh/6aOaS.gif

GTA V:
http://puu.sh/6aOfa.jpg

Custom map by me:
http://puu.sh/6aOkc.png

sEarch
06-01-2014, 02:02 PM
Nice one LookGoood !


OF : Epic,nice screens !

Dairis
06-01-2014, 02:12 PM
http://i.imgur.com/8bl8Udu.png

http://i.imgur.com/62UV0JX.png

http://i.imgur.com/ZorViM3.png

http://i.imgur.com/iydFfL5.png

http://i.imgur.com/09DLeK7.png

http://i.imgur.com/pr9GwKr.png

cpt.obv
06-01-2014, 11:24 PM
Don't be such a faggot, Dairis[LV].
http://forum.sa-mp.com/showthread.php?t=483566


http://puu.sh/6c68I.jpg
Another one I made today :).

Dairis
29-01-2014, 09:08 AM
Don't be such a faggot, Dairis[LV].
http://forum.sa-mp.com/showthread.php?t=483566


http://puu.sh/6c68I.jpg
Another one I made today :).

I didn't say that i made it, i though this thread is about to post SAMP panorama pictures.

cpt.obv
29-01-2014, 11:29 AM
Right ..

xfire_cursey0u
03-04-2014, 12:50 PM
it lookgoood !!!

nice

Kushums
12-04-2014, 01:54 AM
Right ..

lol u exposed the man

Charles_Bukowski
12-04-2014, 04:29 AM
these are all really awesome, n1's epic

Charles_Bukowski
12-04-2014, 05:10 AM
i used one for my sig

Owl
13-04-2014, 03:11 AM
i used one for my sig

wow that looks awesome

Guzi_UY
13-04-2014, 07:14 AM
Great tutorial!

Audio
16-04-2014, 05:55 AM
i used one for my sig

you lier, justin bieber is canadian number 1

ilovebooty
07-05-2014, 09:00 PM
I'm getting a problem, I got photoshop cs6 but when it says

"Some photo's cannot be automatically aligned"

Halp?

lookgoood
09-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Um, can't remember ever seeing that message but I'm guessing because you've moved the camera too much. Make sure about 25% of the image is the same as your last screenshot.

Example;

http://i.imgur.com/8s1hZi8.png?1

Lag_slammer
10-05-2014, 12:18 PM
Lookgoood is pro at panorama cause she need it to take selfies

Lollypop
21-06-2014, 06:22 AM
Leeek! Help united take panorama pics because hes that fet.

CM707
09-04-2015, 04:26 PM
This tutorial is also good for photos in real life. I've made 2 so far and I plan on making more.

DickLongman
22-01-2016, 05:55 PM
This is what i made amazing tut TY.

http://i.imgur.com/CMlUjZi.jpg

Turbo
27-05-2017, 08:16 PM
After giving up on learning this years ago, today I spend some time fixing the mistakes and I did few of these :p

http://i.imgur.com/Owj1Lwe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zK3dhqh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/59bhasP.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/cTdezg9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VZFhNe9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WqYyXjj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2mCOEmy.jpg

Magmaring
27-05-2017, 08:25 PM
Good Job guys!