It is often observed during clicking photographs that the background lighting and the foreground lighting do not complement each other. As a result, the photograph looks dull and hence doesn’t serve our purpose. Thankfully, Photoshop provides us just the right kind of tools to help us merge photographs that have, unlike exposures. In this article, we shall learn how to use this special feature of Photoshop.
- First, upload the image into Photoshop. In the image of our consideration here, first, we select the Sky in the photograph. This can be done by selecting the Magic Wand Tool and then drag the mouse to select the sky.
- The next step is to invert the selection to select the foreground. This can be done by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I. Then click on Select>Refine Edge to make the selection accurate. Depending on the size of the image, set the radius (250 pixels here). Then ensure that the output is set to New Layer with Layer Mask. This creates a new layer in the layer panel.
- Then press Ctrl + O to open a new photo in Photoshop. Browse through the photographs and open it. Press Ctrl + A to select the whole image and Ctrl + C to copy it.
- Paste the copied image having perfectly exposed foreground by pressing Ctrl + V and then move the layer to below the layer that has perfectly exposed foreground. This brings a successful end to the process of merging multiple exposure photographs.
Thus we learned that it is quite easy to merge multiple exposure photographs using Photoshop if the steps are understood properly. The steps above are fabricated for Beginners who are new to the use of Photoshop for photo editing purposes.