How to Create a Surreal Double Exposure Portrait Using Photoshop

Here’s a tutorial by photographer Stephen Davies on how you can create a pseudo double exposure photograph using a couple simple steps in Photoshop.

Step 1: Open It Up

Open up your background image in Photoshop.

Step 2: Overlay the Portrait

Open up your portrait and overlay your it on your background image.

Step 3: Blend Mode

Set the blend mode of the portrait layer to “Lighten”. Adjust the image to your liking.

Step 4: Crop and Flatten

Crop out the portrait and flatten the layers. Voila! You’re done.

Image credits: Photographs by Stephen Davies and used with permission