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joy e. GLENN

sandwiches digital images and digital multy exposu

I took Tony Sweet's class on having problems doing the digital sandwiching and digital multiple exposures technique. Can anyone break it down for a novice? I have adobe photoshop 5.5....for example he says brighten the layer on top,,,does he mean make the picture more intense or brighten the light (more exposure)......would love your help...thanks in advance JOy

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8/20/2006 3:43:00 PM

Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  Hello Joy,

I will assume you already know how to "Layer" two or more images?

"Brighten" could have more than one meaning.
Generally speaking, when one is adjusting PART of one image yet NOT the other, it means increase or decrease the exposure.
One could also add more color to just a certain area of the photo, either on the top layer or the bottom.

Hope that helps a tad,

All the best,


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8/20/2006 4:23:39 PM

Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
Here's an example Joy,

I took two shots of this in rather rapid succession..One slightly underexposed and one slightly over.

I "sandwiched" or "layered" the two images.
The central yellow part was overexposed a little to begin with, so I placed this layer on the bottom and erased just that portion on the top layer which was slightly underexposed. I then "lightened" it up with levels and added a little more saturation.


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8/20/2006 4:28:05 PM

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