How to see through your computer monitor using Photoshop

22
Aug'10
Cpotorac
Member since:
Aug 2010

How fun will it be to have a iSight camera incorporated behind your iMac? Photoshop makes everything possible. This tutorial will teach you guys how to see behind your iMac screen.

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Cpotorac
Member since:
Aug 2010
First of all you need to take two photographs of your computer. Move the monitor away and take a shot. Put the monitor back and position it as you want. A stand will be very useful for this.
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02
Cpotorac
Member since:
Aug 2010
You need now to open both images and put the one were you moved the monitor away over the other image.
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Cpotorac
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Aug 2010
Now make the image were you took off the monitor invisible by clicking the eye icon in her left and select the second image. Here you need to make a path using the Pen Tool over the monitor screen.
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Aug 2010
With that path made press Control + Enter (Command + Return on a MAC) to make a selection. Go to the image with the monitor moved and copy the piece you just selected by pressing Control + J (Command + J on a Mac).
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Aug 2010
Use these settings in the blending mode for the screen layer:
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This should be the result:
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Next you can delete the image were you moved the monitor away. We don’t need to anymore. This is how the image should look.
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Cpotorac
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Aug 2010
You can also work more on it if you like but this was just a little example to show you how to achieve this effect.

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03
Sep'11
Underncen

Nice post

Nice post

23
May'11
AswadKannag

Hoping to get involved

Hey - I am definitely glad to find this. great job!

30
Oct'10
ice

Totally agree with Blueice1000

Absolutely right! Well said!

27
Oct'10
Blueice1000

Re: How to see through your computer monitor using Photoshop

It is such a shame that some people forget what the concept of a 'Tutorial' is.
If you learn something from a tutorial then its done its job! its that simple.
You might not agree on the images or concept being taught, but thats not the point. No-one is born walking and talking, we ALL have to learn, and as such our lives are just one huge learning experience. So next time, before you go off on one how lame a tutorial is or that the image or concept involved might not be to your liking. Just remember, this... you were a learner too. And, although you might not gain any further knowledge or understanding from what is being taught, there are people that will. This kind of tutorial is aimed at those who want to learn new approaches and skill.
So, if you are the expert you think you are, that's great. So, show us all just how fantastic you are, or simply just move on.
Thanks for reading.

23
Oct'10
Mary-Janice

Re: How to see through your computer monitor using Photoshop

cool..will try one day

11
Oct'10
Nime

Re: How to see through your computer monitor using Photoshop

Mine work is here :D

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=551451&id=711203503

03
Oct'10
hansen-fotografie.tumblr.com

Re: How to see through your computer monitor using Photoshop

nice!

11
Sep'10
Anonymous

IT Certification Exam

Very nice work done in photoshop really very appreciable work well done dude.

Thank you so much for sharing your work with us.
MSCE