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Creative Double Exposure Effect – Photoshop Tutorial

September 4, 2019

Hello everyone in today’s video I will show you how I created this cool double exposure effect image that you can see in here using Adobe Photoshop alright, fantastic so! LET’S GET TO IT!! Alright so I’ll go ahead and open Adobe Photoshop and I’ll take the image I’ll be using and open it in here alright, now I need to make a selection of the model but since it’s a bright image and the background also is white I’ll go to adjustments and apply a Level Adjustment on it just to darken it a little bit so I’ll take the midtones in here and I’ll drag them into the right and now I can make my selection but I’ll make sure that I’m still on the level adjustment layer and I’ll go and select the Quick Selection tool in here and I will quickly make a selection of the model just like this let me delete this level adjustment layer now and I’ll go and open the Select and Mask I’ll take the Refine Edge brush and I’ll try to improve the selection of the hair in here just like this now, I’ll change the output to Selection and I’ll press OK now I’ll press CTRL+J to paste my selection in a new layer and I’ll delete this one in here and I’ll name this Model alright, now I’ll go to adjustment in here and choose Solid color I’ll change the color to white for now and I’ll press OK I’ll take it and put it under the model layer and I’ll name it BG for Background now I’ll go and open the second picture I’ll be using I’ll take it and open it in a new tab and I’ll drag it to the other tab in here alright, let me name it Bridge and I’ll put down it opacity around 50% this way I can see where I want to exactly placed for the exposure effect alright, now I’ll press CTRL+T to make the image smaller just around here and I’ll click on this check mark to commit the change alright now, I’ll bring back the opacity to 100% again now I’ll select the model layer and I’ll hold CTRL on my keyboard and I will one click on it, to load the selection of the model and then I’ll select the bridge layer and I’ll one click on this layer mask icon to put it inside a silhouette of the model alright, now I’ll go to the BG layer and I’ll double click on it and I’ll sample a color from the bridge sky in here and I’ll press OK alright, now I’ll select the bridge layer again and I’ll change the blending to Multiply now, I’ll make a copy of the bridge layer so I’ll press CTRL+J and I’ll take the layer mask and I’ll delete it and then I’ll change the blending mode to Darken instead of Multiply and I’ll apply a black layer mask on it so I’ll hold ALT on my keyboard and one click on this layer mask icon and then I’ll make sure that I’m in the layer mask and I’ll select the brush tool with a 40% opacity and white in my foreground color I’ll start brushing to reveal the birds alright, now I’ll select the model layer and I’ll make a copy of it so I’ll press CTRL+J and I’ll take this model copy and put it on the top here I’ll name it Highlights and I’ll put down the fill to 0% I’ll double click on it to open the Layer style dialogue and then I’ll select the Inner Shadow I’ll change the blending mode to Screen and I’ll replace it like this I’ll change the size to 70px and I’ll press OK alright, now I’ll go to adjustment and choose Solid Color and I’ll choose a soft yellow color let me add a bit of warm to it just like this and I’ll press OK alright now, I’ll change the blending mode to Multiply and I’ll put down the opacity around 25% alright, I’ll go back to adjustment and I’ll choose Gradient Map I’ll open the gradients and I’ll change this black to a soft red color and I’ll press OK now, I’ll change this white color to a soft blue color and I’ll press OK alright now, I’ll change the blending mode to Soft Light and I’ll put down the opacity around 50% alright now I’ll make a stamp visible layer so I’ll press ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+E and then I’ll desaturate it so I’ll go to: Image Adjustment so I’ll go: to Image; Adjustment and choose Desaturate I’ll change the blending mode to Soft Light and I’ll put down the opacity around 50% and that’s it I hope you enjoyed and liked this tutorial and it was a little bit helpful for you don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE and COMMENT give it a THUMB UP and SHARE IT and you know, wait for more tutorials to come and check out my previous video to see how I created this other double exposure effect image that you can see in here alright so, thank you for watching and have a nice day


  • Reply Luciano February 19, 2017 at 4:22 pm


  • Reply Melkor Iluvatar February 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Dude u're perfect

  • Reply Seraphatum February 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Another excellent Tutorial! How about the Dr. Strange Poster (the one with the transparent hand)? Really want to learn this effect 😀

  • Reply Sami Mohammed February 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Another well detailed, great tutorial! Thank you so much!

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    Thanks so much, Great Channel!!

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    thank you very much

  • Reply Nekwan Luke February 21, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Even if your English "sucks" (which it doesn't), people will still respect your work! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Reply OORVOKKI February 21, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Great! I like. Very useful.Thanks!

  • Reply Made by Mighty February 22, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Great tutorial man, cheers!

  • Reply Shix Sholex February 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Best photoshop tutorials in YT ! keep it up.

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  • Reply Andrew Morris-Costigliola March 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Good grief your tutorials are great! They are so useful, thanks for doing them!

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    thamk you very much and love to see more from you in future

  • Reply Marwan Youssef March 14, 2017 at 4:08 am

    great work, your tutorials are very clear and on point. cheers keep it up

  • Reply Garadoth March 22, 2017 at 5:42 am

    I love you

  • Reply Àdìl Ñàwràs March 23, 2017 at 5:40 am

    i can do this in CS6 right?

  • Reply Jack8562 April 6, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    realy good tutorial, im looking forward to future tutorials 😀

    +like +Sub

  • Reply Damian Binham April 10, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Why so many steps for this result? Don't get me wrong, it is a good one yet I can do it with less steps.

  • Reply Viren Saini April 14, 2017 at 10:47 am

    great Art

  • Reply Viren Saini April 14, 2017 at 10:47 am

    which screen recorder you are using???

  • Reply Alessio De Luca April 20, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Anyone could see the high quality of this channel just opening a random video. Good job man. I Never comment in youtube, but for you, i'm writing this. Thx for your effort

  • Reply Gaye Terk Erdoğan April 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    best double exposure video for me:)! Pratic and really cool

  • Reply Evan Barker April 25, 2017 at 12:07 am

    I wish I had known about your channel last year, would've crushed my Photoshop class with this help. Amazing videos man, I have question though. Do you take pictures of the landscapes or just stock landscapea

  • Reply Ken May 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    i will try it u r awesome

  • Reply Emilene Orozco May 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    This is fantastic! I learned more with you than with my current photoshop professor! Thank you for making learning photoshop so easy and fun!!

  • Reply Bully The Gamer May 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Good Job man , Finally understood how to do this 😀

  • Reply tuts pro June 1, 2017 at 11:22 am

    i like your work bro

  • Reply John Michael June 1, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    how can you just drag the image into photoshop?

  • Reply Lady Master Qamar June 2, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    2nd video and I subscribed

  • Reply LyricsCube June 5, 2017 at 1:42 am

    thank you for the tutorial, very helpful

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    I like thes

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  • Reply poladasu nss upendra June 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    just now i subscribed.very nice
    gd work

  • Reply John Baldono July 4, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Excellent tutorial! thanks 😀 Subscribe!

  • Reply Adib Akash July 6, 2017 at 2:17 am

    best tutorials I've ever seen! just awsome !!

  • Reply Christopher Jerome Tabernilla July 9, 2017 at 2:40 am

    so cool

  • Reply Tural Nasibov July 24, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Well done man. It is well explained, thx a lot!

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  • Reply Irem Aslan July 31, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    When i click alt+ctrl+shift+E it's not working 🙁

  • Reply DumbSathanass August 5, 2017 at 4:56 am

    great tut. consise and fast! thanks

  • Reply Ratul Hasan Shovo August 17, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Splendid !

  • Reply Dale Brown August 24, 2017 at 2:01 am

    What's the name of that beat at the end

  • Reply NuckingFoobz September 11, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Does the image have to be black and white when you first start off

  • Reply Alex Nguyen September 12, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    thank you for your tutorial

  • Reply DANNY OSORIO September 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    so cool

  • Reply TapZxK October 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Dude, I'm just starting with photoshop after years of thinking about it but never doing it before. your tutorials are very easy to follow and are helping me learn, keep it up.

    I would suggest you maybe trying to explain why you do certain things so its easier for beginners. 🙂

  • Reply Jannik Drescher November 16, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Love your stuff! Keep it up!

  • Reply Belén Villalba Lozina November 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Man, it is a pleasure having people like you on youtube. Thank you for the tutorial

  • Reply Faiq Khan November 26, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Why ddnt u just press alt and merge the bridge in it? Then open mask layer and erase a bit with white for birds?

  • Reply sounds life music December 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    simple move but amazing..

  • Reply Farida Eni December 21, 2017 at 1:10 pm


  • Reply Boanerges Gomes January 5, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Muito Obrigado meu amigo, mesmo não entendo o idioma inglês consegui fazer tudo certo.

  • Reply Rpa Ralte January 6, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Way too fast for me!!

  • Reply Aarushi Bansal February 16, 2018 at 9:56 am


  • Reply epultonz February 17, 2018 at 11:54 am

    its good if i just follow the tutorial blindly, but im not learning enough if i dont know the reason why you are doing the action. maybe if you tell the reason why you are choosing that particular blend or why do you need to create a new layer would help.. but if you need to keep the vid compact then forget what i just said

  • Reply Xhan Xian March 7, 2018 at 4:32 am

    this is awosome…

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  • Reply elhadfi Reda March 16, 2018 at 11:37 am

    great job man
    are you Moroccan bro ?

  • Reply Blessed Isaac Olupot April 1, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I made it… menh many thanks

  • Reply George Hamster April 4, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    The most beautiful among all this tutorials

  • Reply lucky mehra April 27, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Great sir

  • Reply Gokul Sivan May 14, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Very Usefull <3

  • Reply Matias Martinelli July 10, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    the background it isnt that clear in my picture like is in yours. how can i do to make it better ?

  • Reply Ramon de Alencar July 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Amazing tutorial, man…could you please tell us the name of this background sound?

  • Reply manish pawar August 13, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    thanks it is great i practice this

  • Reply Sunil Thakor August 14, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Perfect Tutorial Thanks Man 🙏🏼

  • Reply Sumit Asija September 24, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    @letsgettoit: Amazing video, I have watched both of your double exposure video.. (Already subscribed to your channel).
    There is just one request: I know you are trying to keep the video short (which I am sure many viewers will prefer), but can you please make a separate video (in detail) explaining why you are doing what you are doing (basically explaining why you chose a particular blending mode or why you changed the gradient color etc. etc..). It will be of great help to A LOT OF beginners.
    Either way, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge 🙂

  • Reply rbnnetto RB September 25, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Amazing! Thx very much to diponibilizated the bridge.

  • Reply Giulia Debernardi October 13, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for this tutorial, very quick!

  • Reply Letsgettoit November 12, 2018 at 9:45 pm


  • Reply Raúl Longoria December 17, 2018 at 1:27 am

    You helped me a lot!

  • Reply Penney Lane Photography January 26, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Great video! You are a great teacher. I’m always thankful to find educational editing with actual verbal direction…so much better! Thank you!

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  • Reply Movie Head May 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Bitte noch Deutsch Untertitel 🙂

  • Reply Ali roronoa June 1, 2019 at 5:39 am

    you're a talented man thanks for this channel

  • Reply Babai Paul July 28, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Best work sir❤

  • Reply Luiz_mubarak August 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Olá, muito bom, fantástico, não para não, estou aprendendo muito com vc.

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