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Learn how to use a digital camera and pick up some digital photography tips and techniques with these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A computer
- A scanner
- A picture
- Adobe Photoshop
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experiment with the Color Balance, Brightness, and Contrast until you feel like you have X-ray vision.