X-ray vision may not be possible, but you can still satisfy your digitally dirty mind by making people naked with Photoshop.
You will need
- A computer
- A scanner
- A picture
- Adobe Photoshop
Step 1 Choose a photo Scan a picture to manipulate. People wearing tops of lighter tones or sheer fabric Photoshop the easiest. Almost make sure the original photo used flash.
Step 2 Open in Photoshop Open the picture in Photoshop and use the pen tool or the “Magnetic Lasso” tool to select the area you want to reveal.
You can also use the Elliptical Marquee tool with Feather set to 15 to select the area of interest.
Step 3 Make a new layer Type Control-C and Control-V, or Command-C and Command-V on a Mac, to copy the selection and create a new layer.
Step 4 Adjust levels Go to Image, then Adjustments, and click on Levels. A box will pop up with a graph labeled Input Levels. Adjust the three triangles underneath this graph until you get an eyeful.
Try the High Pass Filter under Other in the Filter menu to sharpen the selected area.
Step 5 Experiment Experiment with the Color Balance, Brightness, and Contrast until you feel like you have X-ray vision.
In 2007, photographer Spencer Tunick photographed a group of 18,000 naked people on the Zocalo square in Mexico City.