Double Exposure Effect – Photoshop Tutorial


Hello Everyone in today’s video I will show you how I created this double exposure effect image that you can see in here using Adobe Photoshop alright, fantastic so! LET’S GET TO IT!! Alright, I’ll go ahead and open Adobe Photoshop I’ll take the image I’ll be using and open it in here now I need to make a selection of the model so I’ll go and select the quick selection tool and I’ll make a quick selection of the model portrait just like this and then, while I’m still in the quick selection, I’ll right click and choose feather and I’ll put 0.5px feather in here and press OK alright, now I’ll select the model image and I’ll press CTRL+J and now I have it in a new layer I’ll name it Model let me delete this one in here alright now, I want to make the background of this image bigger so we’ll have enough space to create our effect so I’ll go and select the crop tool and I’ll expand it a little bit from here and in here and I’ll click on this check mark to commit my change alright, now I’ll go to adjustment in here and I’ll choose Solid Color I’ll keep the color white for now, and I’ll press OK I’ll take it and put under the model layer and I’ll name it BG for background alright, now I’ll select the model layer and I’ll desaturate it, so I’ll press CTRL+SHIFT+U or you can go to: Image, Adjustment and choose Desaturate now, I’ll go and open the second image I’ll be using I’ll take it and open it in a new tab and I’ll drag it to the other tab in here I’ll name it Mountain and I’ll change it opacity around 50% this way I can see where I want to replace it before I’ll start working on it now I know that I want these clouds to be in the other direction so I’ll press CTRL+T and then I’ll right click and choose Flip Horizontal and now I have the clouds where I want them also I want this top of the mountain to be right in the forehead of the model in here so I’ll press shift and drag to make the image bigger and I’ll replace the image to fit where I want it and I’ll one click on this check mark and I’ll change the opacity back to 100% now I’ll select the model layer and I’ll press CTRL and on click on it to load the selection of the model now I’ll select the mountain layer and then I’ll one click on this layer mask icon and as you can see this will create a silhouette of the model alright, now I’ll make a copy of this model layer so I’ll press ALT and make a copy of it and put it on top of the mountain layer and I’ll change it blending mode to Lighten and we’ll get a cool effect in here but I’ll reduce the opacity of it around 50% now I’ll apply a layer mask on it so I’ll go and I will one click on this layer mask icon and I’ll select the layer mask in here and then I’ll select the brush tool with a 40% in the opacity and the black is my foreground color and I’ll start deleting in this area alright, now I’ll select the mountain layer and I’ll make sure that I’m on it layer mask and I’ll start deleting in here to reveal the face of the model alright, now I’ll select the BG layer and I’ll double click on it and I’ll sample a color from here and I’ll press OK now I’ll select the mountain layer and I’ll press CTRL+J to duplicate it and then I’ll take the layer mask and delete it and I’ll change it blending to Lighten and as you can see this will create a cool effect with the clouds but there are still other part from the image visible so I’ll apply a black layer mask on it by holding ALT on my keyboard and one click on this layer mask icon now I’ll select my brushes and with white as my foreground color and I’ll start brushing in here to make only this part of the clouds visible alright, now I’ll select this top layer and I’ll go to adjustment and choose solid color and I’ll pick a soft pink color and I’ll press Ok I’ll change the blending mode to Multiply and I’ll set the opacity around 20% now I’ll create a stamp visible layer so I’ll press ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+E and I’ll desaturate it so I’ll go to: Image, Adjustment and choose Desaturate I’ll change the blending mode to Soft Light and I’ll put down the opacity around 30% and that’s it So I hope that you enjoyed and liked this tutorial and it was a little bit helpful for you don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE and COMMENT give it a thumb up and share it and wait for more tutorial to come in fact in the next tutorial I’ll show you how I created this other double exposure image that you can see in here alright Thank you for watching and have a nice day

100 Replies to “Double Exposure Effect – Photoshop Tutorial”

  1. I followed your steps one by one, but how in the world did you get those edges clean? I feathered it 0.5 like you did, buy mine still looks horrible. What's the cause of it?

  2. Filmora doesnt have double exposure like you do on Photoshop.

    I learnt alot from you before i made my own tutorial.

    Thanks for the inspo!!!

  3. Love this tutorial!!!!! however the edges around the model still look pixelated on mine rather than smooth like yours… not sure if I did it wrong from the beginning with the quick selection tool

  4. Hello thank you for this. I have fallen at the last hurdle. What settings do you use on your brush? I used different images, with brown trees. Should I have chosen brown as my foreground colour? Instead of white? I cannot blend the hair into the background image….thank you 🙂

  5. I really enjoyed watching this! You cut to the chase, and your voice is extremely relaxing. Super helpful!

  6. Everything was fine until 3:53. I had my layer mask selected but when I erased, nothing happened. Gave up after about 30 minutes 🙁

  7. when i add the mountain layer again and mask it to reveal only the clouds, nothing comes , i get restricted only the the model's head , help!

  8. when i copy the mountain layer and delete its mask, the mountain layer will automatically take the form of the model. how do i fix that?

  9. What should I do to make the mountain stick out my head? I only can make the clouds appear outside my heat's mask, but the mountains follows the mask

  10. it's awesome man, great work ! but am I the only one struggling with the masks, and copying images to the top layer etc. ? it's fuckin complicated.

  11. Wow, ENDLICH mal einer der Untertitel bei seinem Femdsprachigen Video hat. Da sollten sich andere mal ne Scheibe Abschneiden. Super.

  12. I seriously thought the double exposure was really complicated and it is just so simple. Thanknyoy explianing it so well!!

  13. I follow everything just fine until 4:20, After I changed bg layer blending mode to lighten, The resulf isn't the same like you. all of my cloud and mountain appear all over the place in full image. Did I do something wrong. ?

  14. What I like most about this tutorial is that it’s effective and he doesn’t take forever explaining what hes going to. Love it when we just get the How To!

  15. Thank you so much man, this is truly one of the best tutorials I've ever seen, I will be sure to check out your channel and give you a sub! I will be sure to share this video as well!

  16. Best tutorial ever! I’ve made three of them so far and they look pretty good.. I’m going with foodie theme! 😬✊🏾

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