How to Make a Multiple Exposure Image in Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Creative Cloud

Create a dynamic, artistic image from a video clip.

Download the sample video clip [] for a head start or use your own. Steps below.

Import and clip the video:
1. Open Photoshop.
2. Choose File – Import – Video Frames to Layers. Select the video or use your own.
4. Drag the handles under the video preview to select a specific part of the video.
5. Click the Limit to Every box and change it the desired number of frames. We used 16.
6. Uncheck Make Frame Animation then click OK.

Blend the layers:
1. Hold Shift as you click the first and last layer to select all of them.
2. Change the blending mode to Darker Color.
3. Hold the Control (Windows) or Command (macOS) and click the top layer to deselect it.
4. Change the Opacity to 50%.

Group and mask:
1. With the bottom layers still selected, click the Group button.
2. Then select the Mask button.

Refine the image:
1. Select the Brush tool.
2. Adjust the size and hardness to the desired levels. We used Size 80pt and Hardness 0%.
3. Set the foreground color to black.
4. Brush out the areas to define your image. We brushed around the head and left arm.
5. Lower the Opacity to 50% and brush out the right side of the leg.

Make it black and white:
1. Select the top layer.
2. Click the Layer Adjustment button and choose Black & White.
3. Adjust the color sliders to achieve the desired look. We moved Reds to 0 and Blues to -40.

That’s it!

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