Tutorial: Security Camera Image (Photoshop CC)

Tutorial: Security Camera Image (Photoshop CC)

Hello everyone it's Jen from Olde Tinkerer Studio.

Today and going to show you how to make a security camera image out of a photograph.

The link for the photo is below.

Open the image.

Go to File > Open.

Make a copy of the image (CTRL + J) and name it Base.

Now we are going to make this photo into a fish eye view and darken the edges as well.

Go to Filter > Lens Correction and click on the Custom Tab.

Distortion: -30, Vignette Amount: -100, Vignette Midpoint: 39 – Click OK.

Now we are going to add a grainy effect to the image.

Filter > Filter Gallery > Texture > Grain.

Intensity: 50, Contrast: 50, Grain Type: Clumped – Click OK.

Make a new layer and name is Lines.

Click on the foreground color.

Hue: 0, Saturation: 0, Brightness: 50 Fill the image with the foreground color (ALT + DELETE).

Now we will make the scan lines.

Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Sketch > Halftone Pattern.

Size: 1, Contrast: 40, Pattern Type: Lines – Click OK.

Go to Select > Color Range and select Highlights from the drop down menu.

Make a new layer and name it Scan Lines.

Make sure your background color is white and fill the image with white (CTRL + DELETE).

Delete the selection (CTRL + D) and drag the Lines layer to the trash.

Make your Scan Lines Layer active.

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and make the Radius: 1.

Change the blend mode to Soft Light.

Click on the Adjustment Layer icon and choose Solid Color.

Use a light-green color.

(I used #EEF3E7) Change the Blend Mode to Color and make the Opacity 70%.

Go to View and make sure rulers and snap are both checked.

Drag out a vertical guideline to 35 pixels inside the left border of the image Drag out a vertical guideline to 765 pixels inside the right border of the image.

Drag out a horizontal guideline to 386 pixels inside the bottom border of the image.

Drag out a horizontal guideline to 35 pixels inside the top border of the image.

Make a new layer and Choose the Type Tool.

Open the Character Box to choose the font and size (I used Alterebro; 20pt; White).

Click on the image and type out the date.

Choose the Move Tool and move the text until it snaps to the lower-left hand corner guides.

Make a copy of the text (CTRL + J).

Choose the Move Tool and drag it until it snaps to the lower-right hand corner guides.

Double-click the layer to highlight the text, and type out a camera number.

Make a copy of the text (CTRL + J).

Choose the Move Tool and drag it until it snaps to the upper-right hand corner guides.

Double-click the layer to highlight the text, and type out a time of day.

Make a copy of the text (CTRL + J).

Choose the Move Tool and drag it until it snaps to the upper-left hand corner guides.

You will need to move it to the right to leave enough space for a small circle you will make later.

We will be putting a red dotindicating a record button.

Make sure that you have that particular text layer in the upper left-hand corner chosen.

And then just move it to the right.

Since we're going to be making this red button about 16 pixels, Use your Shift key and your right arrow key and move it over twice.

Double-click the layer to highlight the text, and type out REC.

SHIFT-click on the bottom text layer to highlight all the text layers.

Right-click on the selected layers and choose Rasterize Type.

Make the top text layer active.

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and make the Radius: 1.

Click OK.

Click on each text layer and repeat the blur (CTRL + F).

SHIFT-click on the top text layer to choose all the text layers.

Drag the layers onto the new group icon and rename the group Text.

Make a new layer and name it Record.

Choose the Elliptical Marquee Tool and holding down SHIFT + ALT drag out a small circle (16 pixels).

Click on the foreground color and choose a bright red (I used #FD0303).

Fill the selection with the color (ALT + DELETE).

Delete the Selection (CTRL + D).

Use the Move Tool and move the Record button to the left of the REC text – snapping to the guides.

Use your left and right arrow keys to move the REC text as necessary.

Make sure you have the REC Layeractive.

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and make the Radius: 3.

Click OK.

Hide the guidelines (CTRL + H).

Make the Scan Lines layer active and make a new layer above it – name it Box.

Choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool and drag out a box around the time text to the edge of the image.

Make the foreground and background color default to black and white.

(Use the black/white icon) Fill the selection with the foreground color (ALT + DELETE) and change the Opacity to 50%.

Delete the Selection (CTRL + D).

Go to Filter > Blur > Gausian Blur and make the Radius: 1.

Click OK.

Make a copy of the Box layer (CTRL + J).

Use the Move Tool to move the copy Box layer to the left to cover the record text and button.

Use the Shift key and the left-arrow key to keep it aligned.

Use CTRL + T and Shift to resize the box as needed.

Now you have your security camera image.

I hope you found this useful.

Have a good day!.

Source: Youtube