So I have these two panorama shots:
They were taken with a GoPro max on a tripod. The tripod was in the same place for both shots - the only difference between the two shot is the direction that the light is coming from.
My thought had been when I took them that I turn both images into layers in Photoshop and then adjust the blending options of the top layer to remove the light sources all together.
It works great if I use the "Darken" blend mode but I'd rather make the whole area brighter - not darker. To wit I was thinking maybe I could use Gradient Fills as clipping masks to make the image more transparent the closer it gets to the light source.
Here's my attempt at that:
I have a Gradient layer mask for each of those pictures. Here's a picture showing what I mean and what the gradient looks like for the first layer:
Here's what the gradient for the second layer looks like:
Here's the original PSD:
The problem is the circle that appears. It's barely noticeable on the right hand side but on the left hand side it's quite noticeable. I'd like the two images to blur seemlessly.