We suggest you to take the Adobe Photoshop Course as a prerequisite to this tutorial. Always good to get the basics down :D.
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)
2) A photo of your DSLR or any camera like this:
Open the photo (I’ve shot it in RAW so it opens in Adobe Camera RAW) and adjust some shadows and blacks.
Now import that photo into a new document in Photoshop and crop just above the hip.
Now select the Magic Wand Tool (Shortcut:W) from the panel.
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
Now press Ctrl+Shift+I (invert selection).
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.
Now import the DSLR photo you’ve taken into Photoshop
Crop it to your preference.
Now select the Pen Tool (shortcut:P)
Make a selection of the Camera’s screen and make it new layer.
Fill it with white color.
Add a little noise to the screen layer.
Now, make the edges a bit curvy and set the Opacity to 50%.
Import your photo which you’ve previous cut into this document.
Flip it Horizontally (or face the other side while taking the photo, I was too lazy to realise that :p)
Now place this layer in such a way that it looks like you are touching the button.
Now import a Camera GUI from the internet (or you could take a photo of your own DSLR’s).
Merge all layers by selecting all of the layers and pressing Ctrl+E.
Now convert the image to Black and White by pressing Ctrl+Shift+U (Color or B&W is a personal choice)
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.