O'Reilly logo

Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Combining Multiple Exposures

ONE OF THE HOTTEST THINGS TO DO RIGHT NOW IN PHOTOGRAPHY IS TO COMBINE TWO EXPOSURES INTO ONE

If you’ve ever taken a photo only to find the sky is totally blown out but the rest of the photo looks fine, then this tutorial is for you. Here’s why: When you take a photo that has a bright sky in it, you have to make a choice. Do you want to set your camera to expose for the sky so the sky looks good, or do you want to set it to expose for the foreground area or subject so that looks good? Many times, choosing one will make the other look bad. If you expose for the sky, then the foreground is typically very dark. If you expose for the foreground, then the sky will probably be too bright and lose all of the detail. Well, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required