There is no better season than now to try out some fun tutorials! This week, I’ll show you how to create a winter double exposure effect using adjustment layers, masking and layer modes. Ready? Let’s go!
Difficulty : Intermediate
Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes
Resources Used In This Tutorial:
Winter 1 http://www.123rf.com/photo_4318422_winter-road-in-snow-forest.html
Winter 2 http://www.123rf.com/photo_44330786_winter-road-with-trees.html
Make a new layer by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N. Activate the Clone Tool (S) and clean up the hair detail on top of her head:
Create a new document and fill it with white. I used a 1000×1000 px canvas but other sizes will work as well. Move the merged model into this new layer using the Move Tool (V).
Load the selection of the winter 1 image mask by holding Ctrl and clicking the mask thumbnail layer. Select the model layer and click the Add layer mask icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. We have this result:
Duplicate the model layer and the clipped Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Drag these layers on top of the layers and change the mode of the model layer to Soft Light 100%. The aim is to make the effect stronger and more visible.
To add a vignette effect to the scene, create a new color fill layer on top of the layers. Change this layer mode to Multiply 100%.
On this layer mask, use a soft black brush to erase the middle section, especially the space between the model and background:
Create a Curves adjustment layer to increase the contrast of the whole scene.
Select the layer mask and lower the brush opacity to 15-20% to reduce the effect on the edges of the canvas. You can see how I did it on the mask and the result on the picture.