Introduction: How to Multiply in Photoshop
What do you need:
(a) Any version of Adobe Photoshop
(b) A webcam or digital camera
(c) Tripod (Optional)
Step 1. Start Photoshop
This is the most obvious first step to consider. Open Photoshop but don’t open any new files yet. If you are using a webcam, you can continue with step 2. If you are using a digital camera, continue with step 3.
Step 2. Webcam
If you’re using an Apple computer, all you need to do is launch Photobooth.
For those using Windows, open any software suitable for taking pictures.
Step 3. Take the photos
When taking photos, avoid moving the camera. This is where a tripod comes in handy. If you have a digital camera that will produce better quality images, feel free to use it in conjunction with a tripod. This option is better because it gives you a variety of options when taking photos. Your webcam may not take the best photos when you’re standing up. Take a minimum of 3 photos. You should also consider separating them because it makes editing easier.
Step 4. Preparing the photos
After taking your photos, the next step is to prepare them. You can start by comparing them when they are next to each other. Choose a suitable starting photo, that is, the one that is further back. The next photo you choose should show you in the following position (from behind). Repeat this until you have the photos arranged in a suitable position mentally or physically.
In case you want to multiply and you only have 2 photos, choose the photo you like as the starting photo. You can then drag and drop the photo into Photoshop. A popup should appear. Go to File and then click Place. Locate your other photo by selecting and placing it.
This action should be followed by a giant cross on the other photo. The cross simply shows you that you have not placed the photo. Click on any tool to get rid of the huge cross. A confirmation message will appear asking if you want to place the photo. Click instead and that’s it. Repeat the procedure until all your photos are placed in Photoshop.
Step 5. Edit
Photoshop editing is pretty self explanatory, especially if you’re working with 2 photos. You just need to follow the instructions i.e. select an area on your second photo using the selection tool. Copy the selection. After doing this, delete your second image or the image with the highest number if you are using more than one image. Paste your selection and drag it to an appropriate location. Repeat this in case you are using more than 2 photos.
Step 6. Fine Tuning
Once you’re done editing, the last step is fine-tuning. All you need to do is merge visible layers. You can also choose to resample, blur, or retouch the lines you get when you merge more than 2 photos. After this step, you will have successfully multiplied in Photoshop.