Multiply and Screen Blending Modes

Okay, so this is probably not news to any of you Photoshop users, but I just found this simple trick out.  There is a really quick and easy way to create a photo composite.  All you need is two photos.  That’s it.  If you have a photo that is on a black background then you would change the blending option to Screen.  This takes away the black to blend the other parts of the picture into the background photo.  Which means, if you have a photo on a white background you would choose the blending option to Multiply.  This blending option will take away the white.

I did two quick photo composites using these two blending options.   I did add a high pass filter to both photos because it adds more of a pop in the details of the people’s faces.  I also used a blur filter on the background photo of the city.

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