Technique Slow Scrap | Wednesday October 28 @9pm EST/6pm PST

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  1. FarrahJobling

    FarrahJobling FarrahJobling

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    All month we have been talking about creating a Double Exposure. We had 2 discussions and now it's time for the slow scrap. The discussion thread is here: LEAP OCT

    I hosted this challenge in 2016 for the MOC and that thread is here: DOUBLE EXPOSURE 2016

    In the good old days of film photography, a double exposure is a combination of two exposures in one image. Now we can use Photoshop to combine two photos, creating a seamless double exposure effect.

    This technique boils down to 2 simple steps....choosing the images and then overlaying one onto the base and changing the blending mode.

    Instructions:

    1. Choose your base image. The best images to use with this technique are high-contrast photos with distinct light and dark areas.

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    2. Choose your overlaying image and drag it onto your base LO. Adjust the size to match the area you want to blend.

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    3. Change the blending mode of the top layer....I recommend multiply or screen. Screen is good for darker backgrounds, whilst multiply is better for lighter backgrounds. Also...try playing with the opacity of the layer to your liking.

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    4. Add a mask to the top layer and brush back the areas you want to show.

    5. Create a LO, using the photos you combined.

    Please post your completed layout in The Lilypad gallery. GALLERY RULES: Layouts must contain at least 50% TLP products. (Templates count as 15%.) Uploads must be less than 250k. List all credits; no off-site linking allowed. You have 24 hours to complete your LO. They are due October 29 at 11pm Eastern.

    Here is my spoooooky Halloween LO using this technique:

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  2. garrynkim

    garrynkim Well-Known Member

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    Fun, fun, thank you!
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  3. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    My DH has golf on the brain all year long so I made this fun layout about that.

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  4. michelepixels

    michelepixels Amazing, Awesome and Wonderful!

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    I definitely need more practice and better photo choices. But I love my page anyway.
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  5. Donitab

    Donitab Well-Known Member

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    Here's mine - thanks for teaching me something new!

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  6. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Oh wow! Wonderful example and instructions, Farrah! LOVE all of the pages so far!
     
  7. umyesh

    umyesh Swooning for warm bread & butter

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    My base photo is the maternity photo.
    I used the blending mode "addition" for the ultrasound photo.
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  8. zakirahzakaria

    zakirahzakaria Sings like it's 2-0-0-9!

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    I used an old photo as my base, then blended in the scenery photo. Thanks for the fun technique! I really enjoyed the process.

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  9. Dady

    Dady Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for this challenge

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  10. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    thank you for teaching me something new, and thank you for the new format which allowed me some time to get used to the technique and play with different ideas.
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  11. marijke

    marijke Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the challenge Farrah!
    I also used one of the new possibilities in PSCC2021 - the sky replacement.
    In addition to the provided sky overlays, you can add new skies yourself ...
    Instead of a sky photo you can also import a texture ... it doesn't work with all textures ... they should be seen as sky ... I used one of the background papers as 'sky replacement'.
     
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    AnnaB Well-Known Member

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  13. Ferdy

    Ferdy Heavy Metal Head Banger

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    my try, it's not that easy to find a photo that matches the other...hope I did it correctly! thanks for the challenge, it's always cool to learn new things!!

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  14. wvsandy

    wvsandy Grinning Granny

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    I'm sorry that I missed the chat again but I love your tutorial and examples. Thanks.
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  15. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Thanks for a wonderful technique scrap, Farrah! The kids and I were looking at old pictures last night and I decided to do a "before and after". This was one of Ava's old pictures that she particularly disliked. LOL I think I'll do more of these.

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  16. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    Here's mine. The main building is the John Hancock (or whatever it is called these days) in Chicago. Some of the skyline is superimposed over it, including The Prudential (at the far left of the double exposure).

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  17. Janisn

    Janisn Well-Known Member

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    It was difficult finding two photos to go together but this photo of my dog looking at her tummy and bubbles from a cup of coffee just had to work.
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  18. Farwen

    Farwen Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Farrah, I was able to do my 'spooky' page! I actually used 3 photos ('witch', lightning and moon) :)

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  19. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

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    Sorry I could not be at your chat, but it would have been to late ( 3 am ) I did enjoy experimenting though. The text reads "Strong Danish roots. photos are of Denmark, my GrandMa my MuM and Me
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