[Winter Theme] How To Create A Double Exposure Effect

There is no better season than now to try out some fun tutorials! This week, I’ll show you how to create a winter double exposure effect using adjustment layers, masking and layer modes. Ready? Let’s go!

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Difficulty : Intermediate

Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes

Resources Used In This Tutorial:

Winter 1  http://www.123rf.com/photo_4318422_winter-road-in-snow-forest.html Model  http://www.123rf.com/photo_19271250_spring-outdoor-closeup-portrait-of-young-thoughtful-woman.html Winter 2   http://www.123rf.com/photo_44330786_winter-road-with-trees.html

Step 1

Open the model image. Use your familiar method to isolate the model from the background. I made a new fill layer between the background and the extracted model one.

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Make a new layer by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N. Activate the Clone Tool (S) and clean up the hair detail on top of her head:


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Create a new document and fill it with white. I used a 1000×1000 px canvas but other sizes will work as well. Move the merged model into this new layer using the Move Tool (V).


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Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation and set it as Clipping Mask. Bring the saturation value down to -87:

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Make a Curves adjustment layer and reduce the lightness:

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Place the winter 1 image over the working document using the Move Tool.

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Change this layer mode to Screen 100%:

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Load the selection of the winter 1 image mask by holding Ctrl and clicking the mask thumbnail layer. Select the model layer and click the Add layer mask icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. We have this result:

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Add the winter 2 image to the top left of the canvas and rotate it as shown below:

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Make a Curves adjustment layer to brighten the effect. Erase the indicated tree as the screenshot below shows:

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Duplicate the model layer and the clipped Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Drag these layers on top of the layers and change the mode of the model layer to Soft Light 100%. The aim is to make the effect stronger and more visible.

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To add a vignette effect to the scene, create a new color fill layer on top of the layers. Change this layer mode to Multiply 100%.

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Create a Curves adjustment layer to increase the contrast of the whole scene.

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Add some color to the scene using a Color Balance adjustment layer:

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Change the color using a Curves adjustment layer:

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Use a Vibrance adjustment layer to enhance the final effect:

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