75. How to Create a Double Exposure in Adobe Photoshop
Hi there in this video, we're gonna take this model profile, this background and do a double exposure, we'll do a couple of options. This one, we'll do this one and we'll do this one kind of spreads out the back. Alright, let's jump in and learn how to do it in Photoshop. Alright to get started from your visual styles folder, open up double exposure one and 2. Let's combine both of these. So I'm going to open my mountains, select all, go to edit copy and then paste it. So both together. Let's give us ours names. This is going to be my model layer and this is going to be my mountain. Let's turn off the mountain for the moment. We need to apply a mask to our model to pull her out from the background and so we can mask the mountain inside her shape to do it, click on the model layer and in this case select subjects gonna work perfect. So that's the new one for Photoshop. It's gonna look for a person in your selection. If you don't have that feature and de select. You can just use your qu...
ick selection tool and just kind of work your way around. We doesn't have to be perfect. Can be pretty rough in this case missing from the nose. I'm happy with this dish. If when you apply your mask, you're not happy with the mask, you can select on the land mask and remember, go to select a mask and zoom in kind of work on the refine edge. You can see there's a few little bits going along with the face here. It's not gonna matter to my exercise very much, but I'm going to smooth it out anyway. Nice and if you wanted to in this case the hair is not going to make much of a difference but you can use the refine edge tool and kind of paint on these edges for the hair minority looks okay though. So I'm going to click OK, gonna zoom out. So we've got a selection for the model. I want to play that same selection to the mountain. So let's turn it on to get that selection to get that layer mask over here. You can hold down the command key on a Mac and just click on the layer mask or the control key on a PC and just give it a click so it loads. It is a selection click on mountains and then click layer mask. Let's have the model on top, click hold and drag it so it's on top with the actual image, not the landmass, selected the image. Let's pick a blending mode of multiply. You might find that works fine for you. What I want to do though is remove some of the color from her face because it's kind of interacting with the background and doing weird stuff. If your background is quite monochromatic, you're not going to notice it. I am. So I'm gonna go to adjustments, I'm gonna click on black and white and I'd like it to only affect the layer just underneath. Just the model layer. Now you can adjust this depending on how much of the features you want to see. This will depend on your image the way it shot, the highlights, the dark. So in my case because its skin tones, I'm just going to deal with the reds and the yellows and I want some of the freckles through Now. I want to get rid of the here. So I'm going to click on the layer mask on my model layer, grab my brush tool. I'm picking really kind of just large Brush with 0% harder so it's nice and fluffy. I'm going to make sure black is my foreground color and then just paint out the hair, Make sure my capacity is 100%. Can you just paint out the hair back of the neck a little bit? Do I want the air? I'm not sure the suggestion over here. Here we go like the jawline there. It's kind of cool. All right. And that might be your double exposure. Let's add a background. I use my eyedropper tool and pick a color from this. Then hold down the option backspace or backspace caters, fill it. You might decide that it's enough for you got your double exposure. Happy days to go a bit further. You might do one of the few things I'm going to click on the layer mask for the actual mountain and do the same thing I did with the model's head, grab my brush tool and probably paint the edge out. Then switch it back to white and kind of paint it back in. I'm going to lower the opacity down to 40% just so that I can kind of work the background as a lofty kind of thing that's coming background, you can kind of see what I'm doing on this lake here. I'm just kind of painting this in so it looks like it's kind of wafting out of the head. I make it go black and white by holding the option key or the key on a pc and just clicking on the layer mask. We're getting used to some of these shortcuts now, right kind of, you can see a couple of things that are left behind. I left this bit and little bits up here when I was working on this mask. So I'm just gonna switch my colors around. So blacks at the front and just paint those out the forehead there and actually on this background instead of being all lofty, I just want it fully in. It's kind of cool this layer here. I think I went a bit far with the black and white, it's going to click on the black and white layer. Just just maybe pull out some of the strength I lost my freckles though. You also might grab this whole land just lower the opacity of it twins what you want. Alright so that's another option for the double exposure. I'm gonna get rid of the air here. What I'd like to do is I'd like to take it in a different direction so I want to save this version and create another one. So I could do a file savings or I can show you just a trick. Select all of the layers, then go to layer, go to duplicate layers and actually I'm going to say let's be a new document please. I'll give the document a name shouldn't be. And all that did was take that first option. Who's still there? I'm going to save this one and this one is going to be called option A. I'll save it to my desktop and option B. I'm going to take in a slightly different direction with you. It's a good a couple of things. The background, we just used the solid color that came out of the background somewhere. What you might do is maybe a gradient. So I've got a background layer. Is this one here. I'm gonna grab my gradient tool and what I want to do is go from say this kind of bluey color to more of this peach. So I drop a tool using the I key on my keyboard. I'm going to click some of this blue, I want this kind of gray, blue X. On my keyboard to move the foreground and background you see over there. Okay the X. Key just toggles him And then I'm gonna click on this one now with the gradient tool, I'm going to use the radio gradient. I'm going to click hold and do something like that. Actually want to flip it around so it says reverse. I want that kind of dark color there. My goal there was to try and tie it into the background a little bit more. So that's one way another way is let's grab this background layer, let's duplicate it. What I'm going to do with the bottom version is I'm going to delete the layer mask, right clicking the layer mask and deleting it so it kind of fills in the background that by itself is kind of cool. You might do a couple of things. You might just grab this mountain layer and go adjustments and say actually I'm going to grab the human situation. I'm just going to lower it down. That might be cool. It's not what I want to do. I'm gonna be in that. What I want to do is with this mountain layer selected. Now I'm going to go to filter, I'm going to go to blue and go to Gaussian blur and just find something I don't want to totally lost but I want basically I want a gradient in the background that really reflects the rest of this. That's what I'm gonna do now. The one thing we didn't do at the beginning there is we didn't rearrange this, we just lift that wherever it's set. Okay so what you can do is you can click on this layer, break the link. Just work on this image side, leave the mask alone and just kind of rearrange this how you want. Let's say it's something like that. The only problem with it is we've run out of edges here. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna use our cheap tricks. So with this last selected we're going to use edit we're going to go content aware scale and see if we can just kind of scale that up to get some more mountain so it fills the edge more please more. Please thank you very much the return. Alright so either gradient in the background or a faded version to save it. Option B. I'm gonna make a third option for you like you saw at the beginning of the kind of sparkles coming out the back, same thing again I'm going to select all of these fellas, go layer, duplicate layers and you are going to be a new document called option C. Okay A. B. C. And see what I'm going to do is this mountain lay here. I'm working on the layer mask. I'm gonna grab my brush tool. I'm going to make sure my foreground color is black and I am going to paint out this. I'm even gonna turn that background off. Okay so I'm painting it back here quite far and then basically what you do is paint it back in with white using one of the special brushes so you can twirl up all these brushes and I'm going to use the special effects brushes I'm going to use. You can't use any of these ones, the one they have to see this little handy, it's called a smudge tool. Won't work in this case you need to use the ones that are paintbrushes. These will work perfect on our mask. So what's my foreground color? I'm picking a brush size that's appropriate, I'm guessing. And what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to kind of maybe lower the opacity a little bit strong, lower the flow as well. It's coming out way too fast for me. Here we go. I'm just going to slowly build it up now to have this kind of spray playing with their size, playing with the flow when I get entitled here, I'm going to actually just get in and get a nice kind of joint along here. First I'm clicking and just wiggling my mouse around. You might increase the flow a little bit and then just getting bigger and kind of spraying out kim Alright, I'll fast forward it. I'm just going to kind of work this until I'm happy with it. I'll see you on the other side. Alright, I'm happy enough with that, I even switch brushes to one of the other special spray brushes, option A B. See, I'm not sure which one you like. I think I like option a best kinda cool. Alright. And that is it. I will see you in the next video.