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How to Create Double Exposure AI Images?

Double exposure is an amazingly eye-catching photography technique. You’ve probably seen it in movies or photos where two images are seamlessly combined into one single frame. This truly creates a surreal, dream-like effect. While it may seem very complex, makes it easy and accessible. With, anyone can create breathtaking double-exposure images. You don’t even have to be a professional photographer or a Photoshop expert. It’s definitely one of our favorite techniques because it makes some of the most unique images that draw attention and spark curiosity.

Also, it’s a great way to express creativity. In this blog post, we will explore the basics of double exposure. We’ll also provide some amazing examples that can help you get started.

Little girl in enchanted forest

Understanding Double Exposure:

In the late 19th century, before advanced camera settings or Computer-Generated Imagery, photographers used double exposure to create special scenes. This was one of the first special effects in photography. This technique basically involves combining two (or more) photos into one by layering them in an eye-catching way. The top image is partially transparent, making it possible to see parts of both images, creating a ghost-like effect.

Fun fact: In the late 19th century, people believed they could capture spirits on camera. Also known as ‘spirit photography’, they used double exposure, pre-exposed images, and other experimentations to create this ghostly effect. Today, double exposure has evolved from capturing spirits to being a highly popular creative art form.

Double-exposure image of a graceful ballerina

Initially, they used double exposure for special effects. Nowadays, we use it for its aesthetic appeal and to create unique visuals.

Additionally, it even allows us to tell stories and convey emotions in a way that a single image cannot. It infuses images with depth and symbolism. (For instance, combining a picture of a person with an image of a calm ocean can symbolize inner peace and tranquility.)

It can also have a humorous effect when combining unexpected elements together, such as blending a person with the head of an animal in a playful and funny way, for example.

Moreover, it can transform ordinary images into artwork or breathe new life into an image. Its timeless appeal and versatility conquered various forms of media.  

In digital photography, you can create double exposure directly in the camera or use editing software like Lightroom or Photoshop. However, with, this amazing technique is at your fingertips. Moreover, you don’t need to have a professional camera or advanced Photoshop knowledge to create stunning double-exposure images. In this blog post, we’ll show you how simple it is.

The creative possibilities of this effect are endless. If you’re interested in this technique and want to learn more about double exposure, you can read more about it on photography websites, like Studiobinder, Adorama, or Mastin Labs.

We hope we got you excited about this fantastic technique. Our short tutorials aim to inspire you and spark your creativity to start creating your own amazing double-exposure creations.

How to Create Double Exposure with

When creating double-exposure images with, the first thing to decide is the conception of your desired image. Specifically, think about the message you want to convey, not just the look. Double-exposure images blend the subject (a portrait, animal, object, etc.) with landscape or abstract patterns, or textures (cracked paint, shattered glass, rustic wood, or natural elements like tree bark, leaves, or raindrops). So, carefully choose your subject and then the landscape or element you want to superimpose it against.

Tips on Prompting for Double Exposure: Make sure the two images you plan to superimpose complement each other. Silhouettes work really well in this technique because they enhance the dramatic and mysterious effect of the image. When formulating your prompt, first mention “Double exposure”, then specify that the subject should be “translucent” or “transparent”. After that, just mention “superimposed against…..”(here you can put the landscape or texture or whatever you want to superimpose your subject against).

The key is to be as creative as possible and to try different combinations until you find the one you’re happy with. The more you practice, the better results you will achieve. Prompt formulations can vary; the example provided is just one approach that works for us. might not always give you double exposure in the real photographic sense of the word, but it will certainly give some stunning images with special effects.

Bonus Tip: If you want to create something even more special and breathtaking, try enhancing your double-exposure images further by using’s processing modes like Depth Guided or Creative Transform. These features can elevate your images to the next level of awesomeness.

The best thing about this technique is that it can evoke emotions and make viewers pause to appreciate the deeper meaning.

Example Tutorials:

Let’s start with a simple example that is also rich in emotions: ‘Double exposure of the transparent silhouette of a sad brown bear superimposed seamlessly against a forest landscape, mysterious, misty background, sad mood.‘ We chose Fairytale style for this example and set Creativity and Details to 3. The result speaks for itself. We were amazed by this:

Bear in a forest landscape

We loved the forest theme but wanted to add a whimsical touch. So, we used this prompt: “Double exposure of a transparent silhouette of a wolf, superimposed against a mesmerizing enchanted forest landscape, and a little girl.” In Servitor mode, we selected Fairytale style for a whimsical effect, set Creativity and Details to 3, and achieved a truly stunning image, like something from the pages of a storybook.

Wolf and little girl in enchanted forest

Next, we created a portrait blended with a dramatic landscape. Our prompt was: “Double exposure, transparent female head, rocky mountain, and dramatic clouds superimposed, fantasy, mystique, mesmerizing background.” We got this stunning image by using the Fairytale style in Servitor mode, with Creativity and Details levels set to 3.

Double exposure portrait of woman and rocky mountains

We wanted to create an urban-style portrait and were curious about how’s Analog style handles double exposures. To switch things up, we generated a vintage-style portrait blended with a cityscape. The prompt was: “Double exposure of a cityscape and a transparent woman portrait superimposed seamlessly, dream-like, ethereal.” Using Servitor mode with Creativity and Details levels set to 4, we achieved a truly impressive vintage-style image:

Analog double exposure portrait of woman and cityscape

For our next example, we selected something more captivating and fantasy-inspired: ‘Double exposure of a woman’s side profile silhouette superimposed against a transparent dragon.’ Using Seer mode, we chose Default style, and set Creativity and Details to 3. The outcome had the expected wow factor, demonstrating the powerful and surreal quality of this technique.

While it might not be a traditional double exposure, it creates a special otherworldly effect that would be very difficult to achieve otherwise. This also proves the versatility of the technique.

Woman portrait and dragon double exposure

We liked this concept so much that we slightly adjusted it and tried it in Line Art style, expecting amazing results. The outcome did not disappoint us.

Woman portrait and dragon double exposure, Line Art


Double exposure is a powerful technique. Through these examples, we wanted to show you how you can apply it in You can use it to create double-exposure images in the traditional photographic sense of the word or to create catchy images with special effects that you can further enhance with the processing modes of

As you can see, it has limitless creative possibilities and can take your AI-generated images to a whole new level. With, this technique is now accessible to everyone. With a little practice, you can create truly captivating and thought-provoking images. Try the tutorials above and see what you can create. Have fun experimenting!

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