Here's a new Banter Project:
Deck of Postcards Panorama
Step 1 - stand somewhere and take a bunch of photos. Don't worry about lining things up, but do make sure that your photos overlap and generally are vertically centered around the same horizon.
Step 2 - download your photos to your pc
Step 3 - resize your photos to 640x480 (usually results in images that are 50-100KB each).
Step 4 - open up each photo in your photo editing program and resize each one bigger by 2 pixels setting the background color to white with the current background centered - the end result is your photo now has a 1 pixel white outline
Step 5 - repeat using black as the background color - end result is your photo has a 1 pixel black border around the 1 pixel white border - save your photos
Step 6 - create a new image document that is roughly 600 pixels high by 640 x # of photos wide - I've added the forum color to my palette so I can select it for the background color of images that will be posted here.
Step 7 - paste each of your photos into the new document as objects or layers
Step 8 - if you want no shadows between the photos, make sure you layer them in order (which order determines which direction the shadow goes or vice versa). Line them up as best you can (sometimes it helps to increase transparency of the one on top while nudgng it around). You don't necessarily want them lined up perfectly (sometimes your perspective had changed enough to make it impossible anyway).
Step 9 - You might have to rescale the image to 50% of the original size for posting to the forum (before you add the dropshadow) if you plan to upload it to gc.com. It would probably also be a good idea to make the white and black outlines 2 pixels rather than 1 (I neglected to do that - but then, I didn't really plan this out before I did it) so that they don't get lost during the rescaling. Otherwise, you might not be able to upload it to gc.com without it getting resized.
Step 10 - Select all the photo objects/layers and add a drop shadow. Make the shadow fall left if the topmost photo is to the left or to the right if the topmost photo is on the right (so the shadow doesn't fall on the adjacent photo)
Step 11 - Crop your image to just around the photos/shadows. Save as a jpeg, upload to gc.com, post to forum
(perhaps someone can translate those from Photo PAINT-ese into Photoshop-ese).