Double exposure portraits: a simple tutorial for making surrealist images

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 18/04/2014 00:01am
    0 Comments

    How to make a double exposure portrait: steps 7-9

    How to make a double exposure portrait: step 7

    07 Duplicate layer
    Open multi03.jpg, then once again, right click the background layer and choose Duplicate layer. Set Document: multi01 and hit OK to copy the new image over. Go back to the main image and as before, change the Blend mode of the new layer to Screen. Drag the layer below the Curves layer in the stack and rename it ‘coloured leaves’.

     

    How to make a double exposure portrait: step 8

    08 Transform
    As with the first set of trees, we need to transform the layer, so hit Cmd/Ctrl+T to enter Free Transform mode (if you can’t see the edges of the bounding box, hit Cmd/Ctrl+0 to bring them into view). Rotate and resize the layer so that it works with the other images. Try not to obscure too much of the detail in the face. When you’re happy, hit Enter to apply.

     

    How to make a double exposure portrait: step 9

    09 Fine-tune the mix
    Look back through the layers and fine-tune any settings to finish the composite off. We’ve dropped the brightness slightly by double clicking the Curves layer, then dragging down on the Curve line. We’ve also lowered the opacity of the Gradient Map layer to about 90% to reveal a hint of the skin tones from the original portrait.

    PAGE 1 – How to make a double exposure portrait: steps 1-3
    PAGE 2 – How to make a double exposure portrait: steps 4-6
    PAGE 3 – How to make a double exposure portrait: steps 7-9

    READ MORE

    14 portrait photography tips you’ll never want to forget
    Environmental portrait photography: how to shoot candid, reportage-style portraits
    Classic portrait ideas: how to take pictures of people from all walks of life
    Headshots: how to shoot passport photos, social media avatars and other informal portraits


    Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 12:01 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

    Tags: , ,

    Share This Page

    sssss