Create a holographic effect in Photoshop

In this lesson we will create a holographic image of a girl, similar to the character of the movie Star Wars, Princess Leia.

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1

Open the room image in Photoshop.

Brighten the room with correction Curves (Image> Adjustments> Curves / Image> Adjustments> Curves).

In the dialog box that appears, select the white pipette and click on the area of ​​the image that you want to use as the basis for setting the white point.

Note: Experiment with choosing an area to brighten the image.

Apply filter Gaussian blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur / Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) with a value of 6 pixels.

Create photo filter adjustment layer (Photo Filter) via the black and white circle icon at the bottom of the layers palette. Select color # 001eff. Set the blending mode for this layer to Lighten.

Step 2

Open the photo of the girl in Photoshop.

Tool Fast selection (Quick Selection Tool) (W) Highlight the girl. Edge clean tool Refine edge (Refine Edge) (Ctrl + Alt + R).

Note: how to use the tool you can Refine edge (Refine Edge) read here.

Transfer the girl to the document with the room, resize her tool Free transform (Ctrl + T) and position as shown below. Create two copies of the girl layer (Ctrl + J). Name the top layer “hologram”, the middle one – “blur”, the bottom one – “glow”.

Step 3

Hide the top two copies and double click on the “glow” layer to open Overlay options (Blending Options). Lower Fill (Fill) layer to 0%.

Apply style External glow (Outer Glow): # 001eff, Opacity (opacity) 30%, size (size) 50%.

The next style is Internal glow (Inner Glow): # 001eff, Opacity (Opacity) 30%, size (size) 250%.

Step 4

Make the “blur” layer visible and apply the filter Gaussian blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur / Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) with a value of 10 pixels.

Set the blending mode to “blur” to Soft light (Sot Light).

Step 5

Create a new document with a size of 1×10 pixels. Select the top half with the tool. Rectangular area (Rectangular Marquee Tool) (M). Fill it with black on the new layer.

Delete background layer and go to menu Editing> Define a pattern (Edit> Define Pattern), give a name to your pattern.

Go back to the main document, turn on the top layer of the girl and set his blend mode to Darkening basics (Color Burn), lower the opacity to 30%.

Add to the hologram layer mask, select it and open the fill window (Shift + F5). Select the saved pattern for the fill and click OK.

Create a copy of the “hologram” layer and set its blending mode to Overlap (Overlay), opacity return to 100%.

Select the top copy mask and invert its colors (Image> Corrections> Invert / Image> Adjustments> Invert).

Final result:

Author: Matt

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