After I posted my "clone" photos last week, I received quite a few emails asking me how I did it. So I’ve decided to throw together a quick tutorial. Hopefully I can make this clear enough for everyone. It’s really a quick and easy trick to pull off.
To do this you’ll need to have Adobe Photoshop (I’m using Adobe Photoshop CS2), a camera, preferably a tripod, and a person to take the picture of.
- Decide what you want the subject to do in the photo. Try to make it interesting.
- Set the camera on a tripod. You’ll be taking two photos and you need the background to be the same in both. If outdoors you need to take the picture fairly quickly so things like lighting and clouds don’t change much. Position your subject for the first photo, then move them for the second without moving the camera or changing the adjustments. It’s easier if the subjects positions aren’t overlapping.
- Open the two photos into Photoshop. In the example below I’m attempting to make it appear as though my friend Luis is jumping over himself. If you don’t have photos of your own to use but would still like to give this a try, you can use mine by clicking HERE and HERE.