Photoshop X-Ray Effect: 6-step tutorial and video

Photoshop X-Ray Effect: 6-step tutorial and video

One of our favourite Photoshop tricks is the way that the characteristic negative tones and cyan hues of X-rays can be easily applied to regular images.

OK, so we’re not really looking inside our subject, but the overall effect works a treat when creating a Photoshop X-Ray.

We used a shot of the underbelly of a plastic toy frog shot with a ring flash on a white background, but other regular objects can be transformed with this technique, too. So let’s see how it’s done. You have two options here: you can watch the short video below showing you how to get the Photoshop X-Ray effect, or below that we have a step-by-step Photoshop tutorial spelling out everything you need to do.

Photoshop Elements: red eye removal in 4 simple steps

Red eye removal in Photoshop Elements

Red eye has long been the bane of photographers. How many times have we photographed our friends and family in a variety of social scenarios, and the flash photography leaves our pictures of people looking like demons!

Red-eye occurs when your camera uses a burst of flash to capture a decent exposure. In low-light conditions our pupils open wide so that we can see more clearly. This means that a sudden influx of light from the camera will illuminate the eyes’ interior, bouncing off the blood vessels on our retinas – and adding a sinister red glow to our subject’s eyes.

Tutorial: Transform photos using Adobe Camera Raw

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Learn how to improve landscape photos in ten minutes with Photoshop’s built-in raw file converter, Adobe Camera Raw

Tutorial: Fix dull skies in Photoshop

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Discover how to adjust grey, rainy skies using Photoshop’s Curves and adjustment layers to add impact to your autumn and winter landscape photos

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