How to Make An Inexpensive Light Tent – DIY. A Post By: Darren Rowse The following tutorial on constructing an Inexpensive Light Tent was Submitted by Jeffrey Bail over at our Forums.
I thought it was well worth highlighting here on the main blog too! See Jeffrey’s Flickr Account here. If you’re like me, you don’t want to spend money if you can do it yourself and yield the same results. One day I was at my local photography store I saw one of these “Pop-Up” light tents. I was going to purchase it until I saw the $100 price tag. Materials Needed: 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) Also suggest a lighting fixture. 7.) Now that you have the Materials I will show you out to make a light tent step by step. Step By Step Process: A) Take your box with a tape ruler and marker and measure in 2″ from the side of the box marking multiple points with your marker.
B) Cut out the boxes you’ve drawn. C) Now take your Bristol board and make lines with your marker for every two inches 16 times. D) Glue the paper strips into the box. Camera sticking into the box. Photoshop CS4: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words - Layers Magazine. I love Photoshop techniques that offer all kinds of possibilities for experimentation—and the following tutorial is a perfect example of one of those techniques.
In this issue, we’re going to take a portrait and replace the person’s image with text (think 2009 Grammy posters). Pick a portrait that offers good contrast—a photo that’s very dramatic and dark probably won’t work as well. I’ve had the best success with straight-on head and shoulder shots, but again, feel free to experiment with all types of photos. For the best results, choose a photo that has a light background (or select the background around the person and make it lighter). Create a new document (File>New) in a size that’s smaller than your photo: the specifics don’t really matter. Switch back to the photograph. Then, press Command-J (PC: Ctrl-J) to copy the selected pixels onto a new layer. Go back to the Select menu and choose Color Range again. Click the Create a New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel.