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Old 01-28-2011, 06:39 AM
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X-ray effect

Hello,

I have a flower photo and I would like to make X-ray effect in PS...
See attached files...
Do you have any idea ?
Many thanks...
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:42 AM
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Re: X-ray effect

Hi

try to use Curves adjustment layer and apply Find edges filter to create mask. Can you show us your original image?
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:10 AM
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Re: X-ray effect

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Hi

try to use Curves adjustment layer and apply Find edges filter to create mask. Can you show us your original image?
I've already tried curves, level and the invert cmd...
Here's the flower... I took this photo to work on it... it's a "try"...
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:35 PM
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Re: X-ray effect

Interesting one this, had a quick google and nothing !

but two things not sure it is x ray it is a bit like skeletal ( if you know what i mean, like a leaf goes )

the other, i think to get any where close you would perhaps need a different flower, if you look the lily has like veins running through which could be picked out, and the tulip has the petal edges

it will be interesting to see if any one comes up with something
i had a quick try at a B&W

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Old 01-28-2011, 03:48 PM
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Re: X-ray effect

Love the effect!
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:48 PM
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Re: X-ray effect

This thread may help image-help/20667-x-ray-look

using the instructions above and Added a curves layer after the desaturate then finished off with a levels layer using the white dropper to lighten some of the Grey areas
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: X-ray effect

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try to use Curves adjustment layer and apply Find edges filter to create mask. Can you show us your original image?
FYI, those are original images. They are actually radiographs, taken using special X-Ray equipment. They are not PS effects.

Regards, Murray
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:49 AM
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Re: X-ray effect

I got more or less the same result...
I've found this article (and Murray is right)... photographers use specialize equipment to create the stunning art of x-ray. But most people don't have any access to this equipment... see the link below :

http://radiographics.rsna.org/conten.../1149.full.pdf

A tutorial, I've found :
Right click on the image you have selected, and select the 'open with - Adobe Photoshop' option to open the image in this image editing software.
Once the image has opened with Photoshop, click on the 'Layer' option on the menu, followed by a click on 'Duplicate Layer'. When the layer has been duplicated, rename it so that you know which layer you are working on.
On the menu bar, click on 'Image' and then on 'Adjustments'. This will open up another list of options, where you will locate 'Invert' and click on it.
Next, on the menu bar, click on 'Layer', then on 'Layer Mask', and select the option of 'Reveal All'.
Then, go to the 'Image' option on the menu bar, click on it and then click on the option of 'Apply Image'. This will open up a window with certain properties. The 'Source' will be the name of the file you have saved the image as, or are going to save it as. The 'Layer' will be 'Background'. The 'Channel' will be selected as RGB. The 'Invert' section will be 'Checkmarked', the 'Blending' will be 'Normal', and the 'Opacity' will be '100%'.
Once you have made these changes, click on the 'Image' option on the menu bar, and then on 'Grayscale'.
Save the image as a .JPG to view it as a photograph.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:01 PM
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Re: X-ray effect

Rotated just the flower and reduced opacity and blended to get the "see through" effect (cheated of course; only way for this flower besides painting the outlines which I refuse to do). Some additional contrast enhancements and done.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:26 AM
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Re: X-ray effect

I chose a green channel to play with. I removed white & double stack the layers, then ajusted blending modes & some levels.
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