Double Exposure Using Layer Masks:
Double exposure is a combination of two images in one composition. Achieving this effect varies depending on which art medium you are using, but for graphic design purposes, this is accomplished with the use of a layer mask. A layer mask in simple terms is a way to apply something, like an image for example, to a specific portion of a design or photo. This tool allows the artist to have more control in regards to the layer opacity, blending options, and color transparencies without damaging pixels in the original images. Use the provided resources to learn more about the importance of layer masks. > > > >
Andreas Lie is a Norwegian artist who uses double exposure techniques to narrate the lives of animals.
Lie's work incorporates layer masks in order to blend the animal's fur with its habitat in a surreal-like fashion.
Although the entire animal image is not there, the animal's contour is suggested due to where the mask was made on the original image.
His artifacts blur the line between the natural beauty and the man-made destruction within our ecosystem.
Artists and activist groups nationwide have been inspired by Andreas Lie's work, creating positive propaganda campaigns to help prevent the destruction of our ecosystem, prevent the destruction of life, and preserve our natural habitat and its resources.
Your Mission: Do Now; Double Exposure
You will use Adobe Photoshop to design a
positive propaganda poster using double
exposure techniques. Your poster must
include the following:
Do Now Rubric: