How To Create A Double Exposure Image In Photoshop CC

DOUBLE EXPOSURE FROM TUTORIAL

(I assume a basic knowledge of Photoshop for this tutorial.) The way that I created the image above is basically just combining three images into one using blend modes and opacity changes. Here is how I did it (Due to my blog theme, you may need to click on each picture to see them clearly.): Take your model image and cut her out using the pen tool: model winged eyeliner

Pen tool cut out

After you finish the selection, right click on your mouse (still inside the pen tool)

Make selectionand click ‘Make Selection’. You will get a box like this:

Make selection boxKeep the settings as shown above (as default) and click ‘OK’.

selected

When you see the marching ants, maneuver to the quick selection tool, right click on the image and click ‘Select Inverse’:

select inverse

Marching ants will appear around the model and around the entire image as well:

selected inverse

Unlock the layer and press ‘Delete’ on your keyboard.

cut out

Now press ‘Ctrl + d’ on your keyboard (‘command + d’ on Mac) to deselect the image. Click the File menu and click ‘Place Linked…’:

place linked

Choose your image. Here is mine:

city

city placed

Now that it’s placed, move the model layer atop the city layer.

model on top

Now, right click on the city layer and click ‘Duplicate Layer’:

duplicate

A box will appear. Name your layer and click ‘OK’:

name layer

Click on the model layer in the layers panel to activate it. Click the quick selection tool and select the model in marching ants once more.

selected model with city

Put the duplicate city layer atop the model layer, turn off your original city layer and click the city duplicate layer in the layers panel to activate it.

layers

Right click on the image and click ‘Select Inverse’.

select inverse city

Press ‘Delete’ on your keyboard. You may see this error:

smart object error

If you do, click ‘OK’ and right click on the city layer to rasterize it (this may not be necessary for you. If the option is grayed out, skip this step.).

rasterize

Now, press delete on your keyboard and press ‘Ctrl + d’ (‘Command + d’ on a Mac). You will now see this: cut out city

Click the city layer and shift click the model layer to activate them both.

selected layers

In the drop-down menu just above the layers, select ‘Multiply’:

multiply

You will see this:

multiply image

Click on the model layer to activate it and go to the upper left corner and select Image>Adjustments>Brightness/Contrast: adjustments panel

A box will appear:

adjustments box

Brightness = 25 Contrast = 100 Repeat the adjustments step once more except not adding more brightness. Next, place the sky. File>Place Linked. Choose image and here is mine:

sky

Arrange layers as below and turn on the original city layer:

arrange

It should look like this:

added sky

Click on the sky layer to activate it and turn the opacity down to 35%:

opacity sky

Click on the duplicate city layer and turn the opacity down to 65%:

city opacity

You should have this:

almost there

Now, time to retouch the sky and model. Click the model layer to activate it and go to the Filter menu in the upper left corner and click ‘Camera Raw Filter…’:

cam raw fil 2

Click the adjustment brush:

brush adj

Here are my adjustments:

my adj

I brushed her neck and face, leaving out her hair and clicked ‘ OK’. Here is what is the results: con face new

Now, for the sky. Click the sky layer to activate it and go to the Filter menu in the upper left corner and click ‘Camera Raw Filter…'(NOT THE TOP CHOICE ‘Camera Raw Filter’ that is adding the same adjustment as last time): sky cam raw

Add another layer put it below all others and and press ‘Shift + F5’. It will bring up this box: pulldown shift f5

Select the first menu and click ‘White’ in the menu and click ‘OK’. Now, click on the original city layer to activate it and and set its opacity to 75%.

DOUBLE EXPOSURE FROM TUTORIAL

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

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