Creating magic and discovering the world through a different lens is as simple as grabbing a camera. But adding another layer of dimension, visual intrigue, and beauty to your Instagram feed calls for something extra special: double exposure.
Sure, it sounds a little complicated, but you don’t have to be a professional photographer or photo editor to incorporate this technique in your work. You don’t even need to use Photoshop or any other type of advanced software.
It all begins with a clear understanding of the technique. In our comprehensive tutorial, we broke it down into simple steps to make it easy for you to achieve the look using the YouCam Perfect app. Now we’re ready to share a few ideas to assist in your double exposure photography efforts — without ever turning to Photoshop. Here are our suggestions.
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Create Double Exposure Photography without Photoshop
Taking double exposure portraits is easier than ever when you use the YouCam Perfect app. The entire process is streamlined for you. With just a few taps on the screen, you can transform what was once an ordinary image into something far more eye-catching and personality-packed. The app allows you to make double exposure edits in mere seconds — and you definitely don’t need an ounce of technical or photography skill to your credit.
It’s easy to incorporate this tool into your photo editing efforts. Just select your desired primary photograph, then browse through the multiple blending effects in the YouCam Perfect app. If you prefer, you can add your own photograph to overlay instead. Talk about creativity and personalization!
Tips and Tricks for the Best Double Exposure Edits
Any image is great to use when it comes to your double exposure edits. However, there’s something to be said for the tried and true — and where this technique is concerned, portraits happen to look the best. There’s something almost ethereal and downright magical about the outcome, and you’ll likely be wowed by what you see.
To make the most of this captivating effect, try using images that are in stark contrast with one another. Have fun experimenting with different looks — remember that you can always go back and start over if you aren’t happy with the result! Mix and match, and implement different elements to yield various effects. For example, play with illustrations, bold graphics, or typography.
Want to generate more of an emotional impact? Consider the role color plays in the final result. Transforming your image to black and white can be incredibly jolting — so much so that it elevates the drama in an instant. You can even merge two different double exposure photos together to create a new abstract image.
4 Inspirational Double Exposure Ideas
Here are some awesome double exposure ideas to kick start your creative journey.
#1. Create Portrait Double Exposure
How about creating a portrait with a brightly lit background and combining it with a landscape, nature, or an architecture photo?
Also, you can bring your story to life with a double exposure edit. For example, you can let people know what makes you happy (blooming flowers) or what you see (views of your favorite city).
#2. Revel Your Personality
You can also use the same image and create a reflection of it by flipping one over the other vertically or horizontally. Also, you can try using similar selfies to show different angles of your personality.
For instance, merge two photos of yourself. You can express movement through your self-portrait or visualize something that is important to you.
#3. Black and White Double Exposure
Black and white (b&w) is always a good idea, especially if you want to create an image that will captivate your audience. Use black and white images in your double exposure edits to create dramatic contrast for a truly mesmerizing effect.
#4. Love Couple Double Exposure
Show your significant other how much you love him or her with a sentimental photo. Combine couple photos to create romantic double exposure edits and cherish your beautiful memories.
Download YouCam Perfect: Create a Double Exposure Photo without Photoshop
Now that you’ve got the lowdown on double exposure photography, it’s time to put all that you’ve learned to work! Download the free YouCam Perfect app now and get started on your journey to making magic. Then share your edits in the YouCam Community. We can’t wait to see what you dream up!