- 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.
- TIP: 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.
- TIP: 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.
- FACT: In 2007, photographer Spencer Tunick photographed a group of 18,000 naked people on the Zocalo square in Mexico City.
You Will Need
- A computer
- A scanner
- A picture
- Adobe Photoshop