Creation of a Double Exposure Image on Photoshop

There are always different types of images that get your attention. For me, landscape or a creative collage always get my attention. It’s been a couple of months where I’ve been constantly seen a silhouette of a person with an image of a landscape or an animal blended together. I really like the feeling and the look of the final image.

It took me some time to find out the name or that type of images but I was finally able to come across the name, Double Exposure. Basically, a double exposure is a combination of a portrait image and another image of your choice.

The first thing that I do was to take a portrait of my friend. I used one speedlight with a flashbender on it and a reflector on the opposite side of the speedlight. I took the photo at my place and I didn’t use a backdrop.

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The next step was to choose the image that I wanted to use. I decided to combine two images with the portrait of my friend. I used photos that I’ve taken in the past. The first photo is a photo of a gas station at night with my GTI parked in the middle and the second one is a long-exposure photo.

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After watching some tutorials and spend some time learning my way around Photoshop, I was able to create something that I did like and I was proud of. Here is the final result of my double exposure image:

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Personally, learning new skills is a fascinating process for me. Photoshop is still a program that scares me a bit but I’m tackling it down little by little. I’m planning to spend my summer watching tutorials and developing new skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere.

If you want to check more double exposure work, Muhammed Faread is a designer that you must check out. He has amazing photographies with this technique.