Double exposures have come a long way since the early days of film. With Photoshop, we can quickly and easily combine multiple exposures to help tell the story of our travels, capture a bride and groom with the romantic environment of their wedding, or create out-of-this-world conceptual images that stretch our creativity.
What is a Double Exposure?
While some of the methods for getting a double exposure effect have changed, the definition remains the same. With film, you can take a photo and then, without advancing the film, take another. This results in two images being exposed on the same piece of a film, creating a creative combination. Photoshop gives us the ability to do the same thing with any two (or more photos), with more options and precision than ever before.
Selecting the appropriate images is key to mastering Adobe design trends, especially the double exposure effect. Combining a minimally detailed portrait with a highly detailed cityscape or landscape is one of the most common uses of the double exposure effect.