Double exposure photography is super cool to play around with. You may be asking yourself: What is double exposure exactly? Good question. It’s the skill of combining two photos into a single image to create something even more impressive and artistic than the original. It sounds fancy, but the process — also called multiple exposure — is actually super easy. Just add a photo, layer on another image, and play around with PicsArt’s handy tools to make magic. Our favorites are playing around with double exposure with your sunnies and giving your double exposure a duotone twist.

Perks of Double Exposure

Double exposure portraits give basic selfies and close ups with besties major life. With the double exposure effect, you can choose to add a photo of a skyline or a busy street — or any pic, really — over your portrait to give it a slick city vibe. There are no limits or hard rules when it comes to double exposure photography, so take it as next level as your imagination takes you.

Double Exposure is Plain Fun

What’s better than one awesome image? Two awesome images morphed into one! Once you’ve picked the two photos you want to meld together, your creativity kicks into high gear as you figure out how and where you want to place each pic to give it that artistic feel. There are no rules or regulations when it comes to double exposure photography so just let your imagination run wild and have fun!

How to make a picture collage:

Upload a photo, preferably a portrait of a person against a fairly neutral background to create the perfect double exposure effect.

Select “Add Photo” to add a second image. To avoid too many contrasting colors, it’s preferable to choose a black-and-white picture.

Adjust the size of your second image to fit it over your portrait. Reduce the opacity to make it semi-transparent.

Select the draw icon, then select the eraser. Erase all of the extra areas that go beyond your body in your portrait.

Experiment with different overlay modes to blend them in different ways and create the double exposure photography style you love.

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