Double Exposure Tutorial

This might sound like it would be really hard to do but it is quite straight forward, as you will see from this tutorial.

orginal image

Firstly, you need to pick your two images, the Portrait should be quite close in on her face to get the best of the effect.

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Once you have loaded your portrait image you click the Composition button on the right hand side and on the right will appear two options overlay and underlay, we want overlay so click the New button and then you can select your photo.

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Once your image has been loaded in, you can change the opacity of your image by sliding the slider, to be however strong or weak you want the cityscape to be in your photo.

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On the right hand side there is an Erase From Selection button, click on this and then start to go around the outline of the portrait all the way to the edges of the photo, to rid of the the unwanted cityscape in the rest of the photo.

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The next step is the change the background of the image, to do this click the Select Area button on the right, then click Background, and select the whole background.

If you select something you didn’t mean to you can select the Undo button or click on Erase From Select button and go over the part you didn’t mean to select.

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After you have selected the background click Confirm Select and Browse Effect button.

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The effect that I chose for my background was called Brightness. You can change the effect by sliding the slider to the left and when you are happy just click the OK button.

This can be your finished piece of if you want, or you can add an effect to the whole image, on the image below I have added the effect Beautiful.

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If you want the image in black and white, that is really simple, if it is the whole image you can just add an effect at the end, if its the first image then add the effect before you start of in its the image that you are adding, the easiest way to do this is by adding an effect to the image and saving it as a jpeg before you get started with this.


4 finished images

Four different alternatives for the Final Image. All just have a different effect over the top.

Top – Perceptual Black and White, Beautiful

Bottom – no effect, Contrast Vignette Effect

This is done in just a few steps, and the end result looks like it took forever to achieve.

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