To create a 360-degree view of a product, several photos of the product are shot as it rotates on a turntable. The images are then assembled with software such as https://www.webrotate360.com/. Perfectly centering the product before the photos are taken to avoid a wobbling effect in the 360-view is challenging, particularly for a wine bottle for example.
I’ve attempted to align 36 shots of a jar in Photoshop, but I’m just not coming up with a good workflow. I’ve tried loading the images into layers, object selection/new layer via copy, and the move tool, but it’s a messy process to align them. I’d greatly appreciate comments and suggestions to help with this project. Thank you.
When the turntable on which the product is approximately centered is rotated and shot 36 times as it's rotated, you’ll notice that it's slightly off-axis or off-center. The person who shot the 36 individual stills in this example did a good job of manually aligning the bottle, but it wasn’t good enough to stop a complaint or two. Centering a product manually is tough, so I imagined it might be easier to align it in Photoshop. Hope that helps.
That's how it's usually done, but the video is usually unacceptable if the axis isn't spot on. It's too challenging (time-consuming) to perfectly center a bottle on a platform and also align the lens perfectly. I'm sure it can be done in Photoshop, but I'm struggling with that.