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How To Fake A Double Exposure Shot In Photoshop

Posting the same old photos on Instagram won't help you wow your friends and followers, and the pics we put up in our homes are starting to pale in comparison to all those cool shots we see online.

But many people have no idea how to take their photo editing to the next level, and creating a double exposure image like the one above seems impossibly hard.

However, once the power of Photoshop is unleashed nothing is impossible, and as photographer Ted Chin shows us in this simple tutorial creating mind-blowing double exposure effects is a snap with Photoshop's masks.

Hey guys! It’s Ted (@eye.c) here. Today I'm going to show you how to create a double exposure portrait in just a few simple steps. Swipe through to see a mini-tutorial! • Using photos with simple backgrounds will help with the masking process. First, open the portrait (base) photo in #Photoshop. We are going to mask the background out and create the double exposure effect with the shape of the model. • Use the magic wand tool (W), click and select the background. Go to Select -> hold the "shift" key and click “Select and Mask”. Smooth the edge with the "Refine Edge Tool", then click ok. • Click on "Add a mask” then, "Create a new layer." Move the new layer to the bottom of the portrait. Select the "Paint Bucket Tool", or press "G", and fill in the white background. • Paste the second image, and adjust the image with "Levels" (Ctrl + L). Make sure the adjustment layer is clipped to the second image only. We want to make sure the sky is bright/clean enough so it's easier for selection. Hold (Ctrl + left click) on the portrait's mask we created earlier, then create a new layer mask for the landscape photo. • Un-link the mask by clicking the symbol in between, and re-adjust the landscape photo to the way you prefer. • Duplicate the Portrait layer and move the copy to the top of the landscape layer. Then change the blending mode to "Lighten". • I decided to add other elements (flowers) by using the same blending mode (Lighten) from the last step. • If you think the white background is too boring, you can try to add a different background, too. And this is how you can create a simple double exposure portrait!

A post shared by Adobe Photoshop (@photoshop) on Mar 31, 2017 at 9:00am PDT

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