Improve UAV photos by merging frames: Deke’s Techniques

Published by | Tuesday, September 17th, 2013


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Aerial photography is an impressive way to capture a landscape, but you don’t need to hire a plane to get great photos. Deke is back this week in another episode of Deke’s Techniques that shows you how to get the equipment you need to capture great aerial photography and video (all for around $1,000), and then shows you how to merge the resulting frames together to create interesting effects in Photoshop. Learn how to set up a GoPro camera and an UAV (aka an unmanned aerial vehicle or drone), isolate an image from the resulting video in Photoshop, and use masking, Camera Raw filters, sharpening, and layer effects to make your scene really pop.

Now that you’ve learned about the basics of UAV photography, come back next week to get a “crash” course on UAV video—and learn how to edit the footage with Photoshop’s Timeline panel.

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