One of the coolest interactive overlays you can add to your Adobe Digital Publishing Suite app is the Panorama. The ability to rotate an image to see a 360° view of a particular scene, and to zoom in and out, creates a stunning visual experience.

Panorama Poster

Having the necessary images is key. Creating a panorama overlay requires a set of six images, which represent the six inner sides of a cube. Even if you have a single full image panorama, it needs to be broken up into six separate cube images. Take advantage of the utilities available to help you create panoramas, such as PTgui, and visit the VRwave website for additional information about shooting panorama images.

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.