Cheap DIY Green Screen

About: My name is Zach Sousa and I'm a Canadian highschool student that has a passion for making.

In this instructable I will show you how to make a cheap DIY green screen with very few materials and a chroma key application on a computer or even a phone.

Step 1: Parts and Tools

You will need:
Green poster board
Computer preferably Mac
Tape or staple gun
Desk or a piece of wood (any size works but it is a little easier to use a small piece of wood I used a 9x12 inch piece.)

Step 2: Cut Poster Board

In this step mark then cut a piece of poster board the same size as the piece of wood.

Step 3: Attach Poster Board to Wood

Now you can either tape or use a staple gun or even glue the poster board to the wood.

Step 4: Use Computer Software

In this step you it's get a computer program that allows you to make green screen effects (chroma key software). I used chroma photo pro for Mac but you can use a number of different ones. Choose a photo, in chroma photo pro you click on FOREGROUNDS --> then you choose the photo that you would like to use and then you click on BACKROUNDS and choose your background photo( I just used a white backdrop). After that press the up and down arrows on the fine tuning button what this does is it changes the threshold of what kind of green is detected. Change the values until you are happy with the photo.

Step 5: Finished!

Thank you for viewing this instructable and comment if you have any questions.



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    4 years ago on Introduction

    It is kinda hard to read the image you included with the directions for the software though, it's really tiny