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How to remove a tripod or shadow from a 360 photo on a smartphone (Snapseed) or desktop (Photoshop or Affinity Photo)

How to remove a tripod or shadow from a 360 photo on smartphone or desktop
How to remove a tripod or shadow from a 360 photo on smartphone or desktop

Here’s how to remove a tripod or shadow from a 360 photo to make it look like it was shot with an invisible flying camera. I’ll show you 3 ways to do it on a phone (with apps such as Snapseed or Retouch) or desktop (with Photoshop or Affinity Photo, a cheaper alternative to Photoshop)

The other day, I posted a 360 photo where the camera appeared invisible:

I shot and edited the photo all on my phone. Here’s how I did it.

TABLE of CONTENTS

00:34 How to shoot the photo
00:52 How to remove a tripod or shadow with smartphone apps (Snapseed and edit360)
02:43 how to remove tripod or shadow from 360 photo with Photoshop
03:45 how to remove tripod or shadow from 360 photo with Affinity Photo (a cheaper alternative to Photoshop)
04:52 can you solve this puzzle?

The same technique can also be used to add text or watermarks.  On a phone, you would move the target area to the middle, then paste the text or watermark.  In Photoshop or Affinity, you would switch to 360 view, move the view to the area where you want to paste the text or watermark, and after pasting the text or watermark, you would merge down (not merge visible) the text or watermark layer with the 360 photo.  Note: Although editing on a phone is convenient, editing on a desktop with Photoshop or Affinity is more efficient if you want to edit multiple parts of the photo, or if you want to add text in more than one area.

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