How to Create a Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop

When it comes to graphic design and editing within Photoshop, there are no limits. One of the many exciting features that can be accomplished with Adobe, is the ability to blend images seamlessly with each other. In the Adobe Photoshop tutorial video below, you will discover how easy it is to create a double exposure effect with your design work.

Double Exposure Effect Photoshop Tutorial

A little one this is Chris from spin graphics Welcome back to the video tutorial. This time we’re going to play around in Photoshop to create a double exposure effect which is originally a photography technique using nothing but cameras to blend and merge two separate photos together by exposing the film twice in two completely different photos. The style of this effect has also become popular with digital artists. You can use Photoshop to mimic the exposure effects to create a surreal image. Popular examples of the True Detective TV show intro of a Taylor Swift fan. You might recognize this effect from my latest music video. Common subjects that are often combined portray self profiles and scenes of nature such as mountains of trees will be created in this tutorial use a side profile of a female in a snowy mountain scene which blended together so the landscape fills the silhouette of the tray. So begin by opening up your chosen portray image in Photoshop. Ideally the image will have a nice clean solid color white background like this. I’m lucky enough to have a Shutterstock subscription. They can also find some quality free images on the web. Link to all the images I’ve used in the description. First we need to separate the subjects from the background one of the quickest and easiest methods of doing this is that the channels find the channel with the most contrast and then duplicates it by dragging it into the new icon. Go to image adjustments and levels then move the mid tones and the shadows slide towards the right to dramatically darken the image.

Go as far as you can without expanding the black outline too much as you can see if the slide doesn’t move too much.

Like the tool and set up a hard tip put the till then paints over any remaining highlights in the center. Click on the Oggi speech a letter written by a noble and commanding. Click on the duplicate channel to load the selection followed by sleights an inverse. To the last panel in the background to select it and copy and paste the clip onto a new length. Fill the original background with white. Next find a landscape image and paste to suit the Photoshop but c’mon then move it to the top of the list. The thumbnail of the image to click. On the mask icon then select thumbnail and go to transform to scale and position the image independent to find the best composition. Select the original portrait press to duplicate it move it to the top of the last. Then go to image adjustments and desaturate to transform it to black and white. Then change the Bundi mode to multiply. Mass to this last set of Pelagia soft brush with a black felle.

Around the edges of the portrait to raise away everything except the facial features. Press X to switch the colors between black and whites who toggle between erasing and restoring the image to find the perfect usal. Which. Step by step. This ghostly portrait lets around 70 percent so the features are just subtly visible through the landscape. De-select the mask then use the eyedropper to choose a color from the image. Then brightened up by just in the color picker feel the background with this color. Pasted another copy of the landscape PMH which should still be in your clipboard. Move it to the top of the last state can then go to a filter and go simpler and alter the radius to 250 pixels. By Moscow then erase away this last so the portrait can be seen again leaving a vignette style effect around the edges. You still of this less of the vignette is hardly visible but it produces some subtle changes in tone. Finish up the effect by applying a last laugh and tweak the highlights and shadows to increase the contrast to bring out the details of the image. The final effects is a cool blend of two images to create a surreal piece of art which is perfect for posters or album covers. The big advantage of doing this in Photoshop as opposed to the traditional photography technique is you can experiment with different images to find the best mix. So I hope you enjoyed this photoshop tutorial. If you did it really appreciate it. Can you help spread the word.

Special thanks to Spoon Graphics for the video tutorial and walk through.

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