Triple Double Exposure Tutorial

This is a tutorial for two overlaying images on top of a picture.

Once the image is in Smart Photo Editor, you might be happy with how it is but if not, now is the time to edit your base photo, I have blurred the background a bit and changed the photo to black and white. Click here to see how to apply these effects.


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Click on ‘Composite’ button on the right hand side. Then on the left hand side there are both two options, ‘Overlay’ and ‘Underlay’, we want the ‘Overlay’, click the ‘New’ button next to Overlay and choose one of your images and then click ‘Move, Resize and Scale’ button on the left to change the size and place roughly where you want it.

Now repeat this for the second image.

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Once both images are loaded, it’s time to place them. Lower the Opacity of both layers. To move each layer you have to click on the layer (like in Photoshop) and click the move button at the top.

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Once in place it is time to remove the parts of the images you no longer want, to do this you click the layer you want to edit and then click the ‘Select Area’ button further up on the left hand side. Making sure it is on ‘Erase from Selection’ start to go other the parts you no longer what.

A tip for this is go around your image completely and the click the bucket that will appear (see above image), click on this for it to all be erased.
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Once you have done one image, just click on the other layer and repeat.
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There is a ‘Pan/Zoom’ tool on the left hand side that you can use to zoom in and get your selection exact. If you accidentally go too far over there is ‘Undo’ or you can just select the ‘Add to Selection’ button and go over what you want back.

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When you think you are done, zoom out to the whole image to double check, then you are all finished

Adjust the opacity of both layers until you are happy with the result.

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This is a great final image or if you want to take it one stage further, I have added the effect ‘Mirror water ripple effect multiply’ to the photo.

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Adding Objects to your Images

With Smart Photo Editor it’s easy to add or remove objects from your images.

Today we’re going to look at how to add an object into an image. This is a really easy process and for simple objects takes only a couple of minutes.

To get a better look at the tools we used, click on any of the images below to open a larger version in a new tab.

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1) Start by opening your base image.

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2) Now click File > Add overlay and choose an image to add.

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3) Use the ‘Erase from Selection’ Brush to remove unwanted areas from your overlay.

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4) Use the ‘Move, Rotate and Scale’ mode to size and position your object.

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5) Once you’re done placing your object you can continue to use Smart Photo Editor to make adjustments to your image.

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Your images don’t have to be on plain backgrounds, the ‘Erase from Selection’ Brush can help you remove any kind of background and you can add as many objects as you like.

Why not try for yourself and share the results on the Smart Photo Editor Facebook page.