Moonlit Panorama

In part three of my tutorial series, I explain why I photograph a panorama and how I stitch and blend five different exposures together to create a beautiful moonlit composition. I’ll give you an in-depth look into my editing workflow using advanced tools and methods in Adobe’s Camera RAW, as well as use Photoshop to apply layer adjustments, create & edit layer masks, incorporate dodge & burn layers, apply various noise reduction layer masks and perspective adjustments. This tutorial is designed for intermediate to advanced users who already have experience creating and refining selections in Adobe Photoshop, creating and modifying layer masks, and understand layer organization. If you are new to Photoshop, I HIGHLY recommend watching our ‘Edit the Milky Way’ and ‘Focus Stacking’ tutorials as prerequisites for this course.

Running Time: 146 Minutes
Difficulty: Advanced
Download Size: 2.16GB (4K), 1.15GB (HD)

Tutorial Preview

We can tell you’re excited about learning how to photograph the night sky. The Milky Way passes over you every night so don’t waste another opportunity to capture it. Watch this short excerpt from our tutorial series to get a feel for what you are about to purchase because we see some amazing images in your future!

Tutorial FAQ

What is included with my purchase?

We provide you with the following digital files in each tutorial you purchase:
  • Video file (see below for format and resolution)
  • RAW image files (Yep, the original files Brad captured out in the field)
  • A compressed PSD (Photoshop file so you can open it in the program)
  • A compressed JPG of the finished file
  • A ‘Read Me’ PDF file with additional instructions

How will I receive my purchase?

You will receive a download link via email immediately after purchase. All videos & files are delivered electronically.

Does the download link expire?

The download link does not expire.

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Edit the Milky Way Video Tutorial

Learn how to edit the Milky Way by blending two photos together to produce a single image where all areas are exposed correctly.

Learn to combine multiple images taken at different focus distances (depths-of-field) to achieve greater sharpness within a photo.

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Brad Goldpaint

“Two great passions of mine are wilderness travel and experiencing the drama of a night sky. I combine my passions with photography by teaching night sky workshops to people just like you. Come explore the magic of the Milky Way with me as it travels each night over unique landscapes within the Western US.”

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