Inside Out Effect

using Adobe Photoshop
11 Jul 2015

How to do the “Inside Out” Effect in Adobe Photoshop


We suggest you to take the Adobe Photoshop Course as a prerequisite to this tutorial. Always good to get the basics down :D.

Hello there!

Today we’ll be learning how to make the image shown above.

For this first you need to take two images,

1) A image of you in a pose similar to that in the photo below behind any plain background (plain background is mandatory, this is to cut you out perfectly, similar to a green screen)

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2) A photo of your DSLR or any camera like this:

WP_20150706_16_38_23_Pro (1)Now lets jump into the editing process. For this i’ve used Adobe Photoshop CC.

Step 1

Open the photo (I’ve shot it in RAW so it opens in Adobe Camera RAW) and adjust some shadows and blacks.



Step 2

Now import that photo into a new document in Photoshop and crop just above the hip.




Step 3

Now select the Magic Wand Tool (Shortcut:W) from the panel.




Step 4

Now, select all areas expect the body, finally you should end up selecting a perfect outline of your body. Click here to learn more about the masking tool! (Making an account is easy and free!) #opensource




Step 5

Now press Ctrl+Shift+I (invert selection).




Step 6

Press Ctrl+F6, a new window Feather Selection will open up. Set the Feather Radius to 2 pixels (this refines the selection leaving behind hard edges), and delete the background.




Step 7

Now import the DSLR photo you’ve taken into Photoshop




Step 8

Crop it to your preference.




Step 9

Now select the Pen Tool (shortcut:P)




Step 10

Make a selection of the Camera’s screen and make it new layer.




Step 11

Fill it with white color.




Step 12

Add a little noise to the screen layer.




Step 13

Now, make the edges a bit curvy and set the Opacity to 50%.



Step 14

Import your photo which you’ve previous cut into this document.



Step 15

Flip it Horizontally (or face the other side while taking the photo, I was too lazy to realise that :p)




Step 16

Now place this layer in such a way that it looks like you are touching the button.




Step 17

Now import a Camera GUI from the internet (or you could take a photo of your own DSLR’s).




Step 18

Merge all layers by selecting all of the layers and pressing Ctrl+E.



Step 19

Now convert the image to Black and White by pressing Ctrl+Shift+U (Color or B&W is a personal choice)




Step 20

Adjust the curves from the midway.




And voilà! We are done! 

After this I played with a few setting for B&W in Adobe Lightroom hence the two images are not really identical. Go ahead and play with it once your done to achieve your desired effect.