Matrix Screen Tutorial

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This tutorial will show you how EZ making that famous matrix screen really is. I did this in PhotoShop7 but probly can be done on others.

GODspeed on 12:54PM Wed, 07 May 2003

Step 1.

1. Open New file. DPI and canvas size does NOT matter

2. Leaving your canvas white, choose black for the foreground and white for the background.

Tutorial Comments

caty77  2:57PM Tue, 12 March 2013

Thank you!

rovere141079  11:31PM Tue, 11 October 2005

˝ gostei

Neight  10:13AM Sun, 03 August 2003

easy to use tutorial, here my rendition

LordBukka  1:39AM Sun, 27 July 2003

Nice Tuturial..thanks...

LePe  3:38PM Fri, 18 July 2003

Very nice, liked it a lot, so if I want to do a scene like the one Neo sees in the end of Film One how coul I do it? I mean, using a photo of me is it possible to "Matrixlize" it ?

LePe  3:17PM Fri, 18 July 2003

Very nice, liked it a lot, so if I want to do a scene like the one Neo sees in the end of film, one how coul I do it? I mean, using a photo of me is it possible to "Matrixlize" it ?

diskounttrash  2:02PM Thu, 03 July 2003

Thats totally cool, so cool in fact i tweaked it a bit and used it for a web bckgrnd. Thank ya much.

BecSchm  10:00AM Sat, 17 May 2003

That worked great - thanks!

jerr3d  9:00AM Fri, 16 May 2003

Very cool! Thanks!

FirstBlueMoon  10:40AM Thu, 15 May 2003

GODspeed, I think it is an awesome and awesomely easy's quick and easy for beginners. Those who are advanced and think they can do better can go and do one on their own. Thank you for posting it and please don't remove it, there are newbies (like me) always wanting to learn something new and they need easy, not advanced, to start out with.

GODspeed  10:12AM Thu, 15 May 2003

if u make this tutorial @ 300 DPI with the fonts instead of the grain.. different sized... and tweak it a little more then the 2 min version... you cannot tell the difference, comparing it to a real screen shot from the movie.. if you think you can do better genosiideri, I invite you to go ahead and make that tutorial and post it, and ill remove mine, since it so FLIPPING inferior...

genosiideri  4:19AM Thu, 15 May 2003

I think that it could have been done better.

millet_cat  1:45AM Thu, 15 May 2003

thanks this is very simple~ ^_^ and very interesting...

hrung  11:33AM Wed, 14 May 2003

The text I used in this piece is Electroharmonix, it can be downloaded at

hrung  2:08AM Wed, 14 May 2003

Here is a version I made using some text...Matrix

hrung  6:13PM Tue, 13 May 2003

Super sweet, didn't think it could be so simple thanks man.... -Hrung-

Penguinisto  3:29PM Tue, 13 May 2003

FYI, I can simply do a screenshot of the Matrix screensaver in action... but you gotta have Linux forst to get the version without all the spam on it :)


rasputina  3:11PM Tue, 13 May 2003

I had fun with this tutorial, liked the outcome. Great tut. :) Thanks!

zapper1977  6:21AM Tue, 13 May 2003

Thank you for the tut, have a nice day.... :0]

elisandra  3:52AM Tue, 13 May 2003

Had better results with Eye Candy & KPT6 (to animate it)

Interface  9:43PM Mon, 12 May 2003

this is on

SparcMan  8:39AM Sun, 11 May 2003

Nice effect. Now to just figure out an easy way of doing that with text/Matrix characters. They say in the making of the matrix they composited a screen of falling text characters with actual video of a waterfall.

elias24dz  2:28AM Sat, 10 May 2003

j'aimerai bien recevoir d'autre tutotial cobcernat letraitement d'image sur photoshop7 merci

elias24dz  2:26AM Sat, 10 May 2003

e ce que si possible d'avoire les verssions on langue franšaise

wideroot  5:20PM Wed, 07 May 2003

Thanks... Very Simple & Nice Tutorial.