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Create Double Exposure Image in Photoshop

Create Double Exposure Image in Photoshop

The editions in Photoshop provide a wide range of effects that can be added to a picture to make it more vibrant and effective. Here, in a few simple steps, we are going to create a double exposure images using Photoshop.

Step 1:

Start with opening the image in photoshop and go to Layer>New Adjustment layer> gradient map to use gradient effect for converting the image to black and white.

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If the desired result is not obtained, you can click on gradient box above Dither option and choose encircled option inside gradient editor.

Step 2:

To make the lights pop up so that the image doesn’t appear dull, go to Layer>Adjustment Layer> Levels and drag the grey bar to 0.62 and white bar to 206. If this doesn’t suit your image, you can set the changes accordingly.

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Step 3:

Now to place another image go to File> Place. If the alignment is not right, you can go to Edit>Free Transform, or you can press Ctrl+T. Then the handles will appear, and you can make the changes accordingly. Then press Enter.

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And the work is half done in creating double exposure image in Photoshop.

Step 4:

Now change the Blend Mode of Layer 1 to Screen after which all the black area will be gone. Then, reduce the opacity to 71%.

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Step 5:

Go to Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Curves. This will increase the highlights of the second image in the first one.

And now the last step to create double exposure image in Photoshop.

Step 6:

Now to change the second image to black and white follow the instructions in Step 1. Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Gradient Map.7_thumb1 - Create Double Exposure Image in Photoshop | TrickyPhotoshop

And done. You have successfully created a double exposure image in Photoshop

Written by Mayank Tripathi

An Engineer and a footballer, I have been into writing for last 4 years. Starting four years back I didn't realise that writing would be something which will acquire such a great portion of my day, however today it has become an irreplaceable part of my life. I love writing in various genres and it is the zeal of learning something new with each article I write that keeps me motivated to produce new and exciting content for readers to pursue.

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