Learn How to Create This Awesome Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop

Double exposures are a really creative way to make compelling images that catch your viewer's eye. And while they used to be rather difficult to create, thanks to Photoshop, you have a lot more control over the final product than in the days of film. This excellent video tutorial will show you how you can create your own.

Coming to you from Cristi Kerekes, this great video tutorial will show you how to create a double exposure using Photoshop. Before digital, a double exposure was literally just that: one would take a shot, then a second one with a different subject without advancing the film after the first. And while the effect is very neat, with film, you did not have any control over blending or positioning after that fact, and it was very tricky to get things just right, particularly since you could not see the first frame before you took the second. However, with Photoshop, you can control the positioning to taste and add a variety of other effects and adjustments in the process, plus you do not have to worry about the cost of film as you experiment! It is a lot of fun. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Kerekes. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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