How to X-Ray in Photoshop

By Ava Fails

X-ray cameras create interesting images, but are inaccessible unless you are a radiology technician. Even then, X-rays are only taken by necessity due to the radiation used to create the image. You can achieve X-ray effects on any digital image on your computer.with a few simple Photoshop filters.

Step 1

Open Photoshop on your computer.

Step 2

Left-click "File" in the top toolbar and select "Open" from drop-down menu.

Step 3

Navigate to the image your want to use, then left-click "Open." The image opens in Photoshop.

Step 4

Duplicate the layer of the image by right-clicking it in the Layers Palette, then selecting "Duplicate Layer" from the drop-down menu.

Step 5

Invert the image by left-clicking "Image" in the top toolbar, left-clicking "Adjustments" in the drop-down menu and selecting "Invert."

Step 6

Add a layer mask by left-clicking "Layer" in the top toolbar, left-clicking "Layer Mask" in the drop-down menu and selecting "Reveal All."

Step 7

Add an adjustment to the hue/saturation by left-clicking "Layer" in the top toolbar, left-clicking "New Adjustment Layer" in the drop-down and selecting "Hue/Saturation." The Hue/Saturation dialog box opens.

Step 8

Adjust the slider under Saturation to -100 percent.

Step 9

Left-click your main image layer in the Layers Palette. Set the blending mode by left-clicking the black arrow, then selecting "Hard Light" from the drop-down menu.

Step 10

Duplicate the layer once or twice to increase the effect by right-clicking the layer in the Layers Palette and selecting "Duplicate Layer" from the drop-down menu.

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