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Make a Sliding Panorama for Instagram using Adobe Photoshop

August 6, 2019

(mysterious music) – [David] What’s up guys,
my name is David Mattos with and today I’m going to show you guys how to take a single image in PhotoShop and use it with Instagram’s
new multiple image feature to create a panorama, like this one. So first, let’s open our
image into PhotoShop. Maximize our screen here and we’re gonna click on
the Crop tool right here, or you can press C. You’re gonna want to go
to the Crop Settings here and change the first number to how many pieces you
want your image cut into. So, for example, we’re gonna
halve ours into two images so the first number will be a two and the second number
here will always be one, no matter how many images we cut it into. Crop your image somewhere you like, I think this one looks
good right about here. You can then click on
the check mark up here or just click the Enter button. Then you’re wanna go to
View, New Guide Layout, make sure Columns and
Rows are both checked and you’re gonna wanna enter
the same ratio you entered for your crop. So this one’d be two and
then one, then click on Okay. Then go back to View and
make sure Snap is checked. Press C to bring up your Crop tool and change the ratio to one and one. Now we’re going to click
and drag the crop marker and you’ll feel it snap to the grid. Then click Enter, to crop the first image and now we’re going to save this image so go up to Save As, or Command Shift S. We’ll call this one Image One, JPEG Settings, whatever you’d like, I usually use Maximum Settings here and we’ve saved our first image. Now go back and press Option
Command Z to undo our crop, press C again, click on the image and select our second square and press Enter. Repeat our Save As steps and we’ll save this image as Image Two. Now we have both images
saved to our computer. So now we need to upload
them to Instagram. You’ll need to transfer
them to your phone, there are hundreds of videos
on how to do this on YouTube for Android devices and iPhones. So I’m gonna use AirDrop, so I’ll select both images,
right click and Share then AirDrop click on my phone and they’ll transfer wirelessly. Once they are transferred
start up Instagram then click on the plus sign, click on Select Multiple, or the small square icon on the right side and make sure the image you
want on the left is number one and then click on the next image and it should show with the number two. Then click on Next, select
any filters you’re gonna add add your captions, tags, locations and then click on Share. And that’s it, pretty simple
once you get the hang of it. You’ll have this cool two part image that has no seams in the middle. So that’s it for this week. Real quick, short and simple. Next week I’m gonna try
and do another Gear Review I pre-ordered the Atomos Ninja Inferno as well as a Cage G85. So if that interests you
make sure you stay tuned. I’m really excited for
both those comin’ in. As always, if you like this video make sure you click that button and please do subscribe. This is David, until next time. (electronic music)


  • Reply Hanf. July 6, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks mate!

  • Reply Ege Gürmeriçliler July 24, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I've developed an app called Unsquared that actually let's you do this in a matter of seconds, directly through your phone. You should definitely check it out 😉

  • Reply andres rojas September 13, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    the view new guide layer wont show i am using cs6 healpp

  • Reply Mikes Hi Performance Exhaust October 12, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    awesome video!

  • Reply Isa Monfil October 17, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Thank you! this helps a lot.

  • Reply Kevin Stewart November 10, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I'm getting two blue lines when I choose new guide layout. It's causing a gap in my photos. How do I fix that?

  • Reply Abdool Corlette December 4, 2017 at 6:18 am

    awesome! thank you!

  • Reply Merissa F. December 7, 2017 at 5:01 am

    For some reason my images have different colors of skin tone when I do the split and it’s not seamless

  • Reply Krishna Kumar Dharmalingam December 9, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Slice tool is much more effective! (y)

  • Reply Nikole Lambert December 11, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Yas, so good! This is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much!!!🙏🏽

  • Reply McraeJafron March 16, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    thanks mate

  • Reply François-Julien Alcaraz March 19, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Great Video ! If you are looking to a quick way to crop your panoramas, take a look at Panoragram for iOS, it will automatically crop panoramas for you (will take less than 1 min to post a panorama on instagram). Test it, it's worth it.

  • Reply Mattis Robowski May 6, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    I did everything exactly like you did but between my Images there is a slight difference in exposure after uploading to instagram… so the panorama doesn't look like one picture while swiping… what did I do wrong?

  • Reply NicholasEJones July 25, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you!

  • Reply Brendan van Son August 22, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Thanks dude, very helpful!

  • Reply Heysnayy August 31, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    hey, thanks a lot David! this was helpful!! keep uploading! cheers! <3

  • Reply Ben Jones September 13, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks! Nice tutorial – worked great for me.

  • Reply Jordan Bianchi September 26, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you for this! 🙂 Peace & Love

  • Reply 34thncrenshaw November 14, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    just use 'divide splice' and save for web works a lot easer and faster, no hassle, like this so people know!

  • Reply Mark Hersch March 27, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    What's the best aspect ratio of an image to start with? I'm losing too much of the top and bottom image in an 4:5 (8×10) image in a 2:1 crop. Thanks!

  • Reply AdriescaJ April 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Can I do this on another editing software?

  • Reply Theres Faith April 3, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Excellent video!! I've seen this technique on Instagram for a while and no one wants to share how to do it! I appreciate it a lot!

  • Reply Enrique Löbbe April 13, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    This worked perfetcly. You, Sir, are a genius.

  • Reply wedding photodreams May 3, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks! Nice tutorial


  • Reply A Indra Bayu May 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

    thank you

  • Reply Amuthan Udhayan July 21, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you so much, Mr.David, for this tutorial. It was super easy to understand and yeah, it worked 🙂 I have tried so many other channels as well. They were either complex to understand or easy but never worked. Good that I did not give up and kept searching. I'll tag you in my Instagram post to show the seamless outcome that I have got, learning the techniques from you 🙂 Thank you very much once again! I've been wanting to do this fpr so long and finally did it with your help 🙂

  • Reply Gelo710 July 26, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Great tutorial. just one issue. When uploading to IG it makes the photo very choppy and not as HD as shown on photoshop. please help

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