Intro

Double exposure photos are a great way of getting creative with your photography. Bringing together two (or more) photos well creates a coherent image that can be beautiful, nostalgic or unsettling – depending on what photos you use and how you combine them. 

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In this tutorial, photographer Tigz Rice walks you through the process of creating double exposures in Photoshop, as well as showing you two quite different possible outcomes from the same first image.

You will remove your model from their background using Photoshop's cutout and masking tools – including Refine Edge – use blending modes to bring the two photos together, and adjustment layers to fix the look of the piece.

Tigz notes that while some of today’s modern digital SLR cameras – such as the Canon 5D MkIII – have built-in features to allow you to create multiple exposure photos on locations, there are moments when there’s just not enough time to set up a shot correctly – or perhaps you just want a little more control over the final outcome. 

The multiple exposures created here are based on a shoot by Tigz of performer Aurora Galore.

Time to complete

10 minutes

Software needed

Photoshop

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