Photo editing

The most important part of photography often involves the work that needs to be done after the photoshoot. Photo editing has become a necessity for many professional photographers. Photo editing is a simple and also a complex process that is done using software like photoshop. Photo editing is the process of altering images, whether they are digital photos, traditional photo-chemical photos, or illustrations. Traditional analog photo editing is known as photo retouching.

Photo retouching

The term retouching refers to the process used to alter an image physically is case of photographic films, or digitally in case of digital image. It can be used to remove a variety of image defects. In modern days retouching is done by software’s using a variety of tools. Retouching helps us in making a photo look as real as possible. Photo retouching requires a lot of attention to detail. There is a photo retouching service that does the job for us.

Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a photo editing, image creating and graphic designing software. The software has many photo editing tools for pixel-based images as well as vector graphics. It is developed and published by Adobe Systems for macOS and Windows. Photoshop is used by photographers, graphic designers, advertising designers.

Double Exposure

Double exposure is a combination of two images where one image is superimposed on the other at less than full opacity. Double exposure in Photoshop is an important tool which can add an amazing effect on an image. Mainly this effect is produced by photographers using just their camera. But this can be also done in Photoshop which gives us more control on the final result.

Steps:

Start by clipping out the subject from the photograph. Follow the outline and avoid capturing the background. Right click and select Make Selection from the menu and enter 0.5px in the Feather Radius option. Copy the new selection from the background and paste it on a new layer and add a white layer to isolate the portrait. Open the landscape image and post in into the working document.  Then click the Add Layer Mask icon to clip the background of the landscape to the outline of the portrait. Now duplicate the portrait cut layer and drag it to the top and open the image adjustments level and darken the image by moving the input and output sliders. Change the blending mode to Screen to render the dark areas transparent. This will leave a ghostly image, now add a Layer Mask to this ghostly layer erase some areas using brush to blend it. Find a light colour image to fill the white background. Add a level adjustment layer and tune the contrast of the image. Finally add Gradient Map and create a split toned coloured scheme and the change the blending mode to colour. The final image has double exposure effect and creates a great image with great detail and extra colour filters.