BYOL: Improving VR Images with Photoshop

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Realities360 2017 Conference & Expo - July 27, 2017

Phil Cowcill

Senior eLearning Specialist
Canadian Department of National Defence

There are more and more tools entering the marketplace that allow you to quickly create 360-degree virtual reality images. However, the final results aren’t always what you’d like: The stitching of VR images in these tools, unfortunately, is not always perfect. Also, there are often inconsistencies both above and below the VR image. These flaws can take away from the immersiveness of the experience you’re creating and even get in the way of learning.

In this session, you’ll discover how to use Photoshop to fix some of the common problems that can happen in the VR images you capture. You’ll learn how to fix the top and bottom of the image to make it look more professional. You’ll also get tips on how to add content within the image to enhance the VR experience. Finally, you’ll learn tricks that can help you capture better VR images in the first place, which will then require less post-production work to fix.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to fix skewed objects in your VR images
  • How to improve flaws found at the top and bottom of your VR images
  • How to add content within a VR image to enhance the view
  • How to shoot better VR images

Audience:
Novice to intermediate designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Photoshop; Google Cardboard viewer and app.

Technology required:
Laptop running Adobe Photoshop CC or newer; Google Cardboard viewer (to see results); Google Cardboard app (on phone or tablet).

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