Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator
In the previous tutorial, we had created a Photo Frame Effect in Adobe Illustrator; which is an Adobe Photoshop effect.
 
Today also we are going to create a Photoshop effect in Adobe Illustrator that is  Double Exposure Effect.
 
Double Exposure Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
Follow the below steps to create a Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator:
 
Step1
First of all, finalize the two images which you will be used to create the Double Exposure Portrait Effect. Then launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document.
 
Now click on File in the Menu Bar and select Place. Browse the images from your computer and click on Place to add them to the artboard.
 
 
Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator
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Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
Among these two images, one image will be the background image.
 
Step2

I have selected a portrait image and an image of buildings for the tutorial. Now I will select the Pen Tool and draw an outline on the portrait.

Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator

With the help of the Selection Tool, select the outline created. Now press the Alt key and drag the selection to create a duplicate copy.

I will place this duplicate copy on the second image covering the area which I want for creating the effect.

Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step3

Now Clipping Mask will be created on both the images.

Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator

 
Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
 
Step4

Select both the Clipping Mask and go to the Align Panel. Select Align to Artboard and then click on Horizontal Align Center & Vertical Align Center.

 
Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
 
Select the image which is in the front and open the Transparency Panel (Shift + Ctrl + F10). In the Transparency Panel, select the blend mode as Darken.
 
Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
Step5

Now select the lower layer of the image and again go to the Transparency Panel. Reduce the Opacity of the image and the Double Exposure Effect in the Adobe Illustrator is ready.

Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator
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Double Exposure Portrait Effect in Adobe Illustrator
 

It is how you can create a Double Exposure Portrait effect without using Photoshop.

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