Fine Art Photography: Create a Double Exposure Self-Portrait in Adobe Photoshop

Nicole Schyns, Visual Artist

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6 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Quick History

    • 3. Choosing Your Images

    • 4. Example: Dancer With Birds

    • 5. Example: Ocean Queen

    • 6. If You Want More

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Project Description

Please share your (self-) portraits for feedback! I'd love to see your creations and don't hesitate to ask me any questions along the way, I'm here to help :) .

You'll be creating a double exposure portrait with these easy steps:

  1. Pick two photographs of your own picture library or download the stock images* in the 'resources' section on the right. One of the chosen photographs should be a portrait - preferably a self-portrait.
  2. The second photograph you choose, should be based on what you want people to know about you. Tell us what you're passionate about - for example:  Are you a landscape photographer? Pick one of your favourite landscape shots. Are you a painter? Take a picture of one of your favourite paintings and use it as your second layer. 
  3. Create a double exposure image.
  4. Post your artwork to the class project to receive feedback and for us to admire and cheer you on!

* I selected free stock images from for you.

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