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Double Exposure Effect

Apps Used: Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign

This effect has been trendy for a while now. Notwithstanding the trend, the effect makes use of important features in Photoshop.

This is a summative assignment

It evaluates your mastery of the skills in this instructional unit. This assignment contributes to your final grade in the course. You will earn a letter grade.

Your Grading System


Your Assignment

Create a poster using your own double-exposure composition. Choose your favourite movie, game, tv show, book, etc and create a poster that reflects the tone and story. Search online for hi-res images of actors, sceneries, objects, etc., or create your own.

Don’t forget there’s a lot of high resolution stock photography here. You can use photos of people from here in place of a real actor if you wish.

You can use any and all of the techniques learned in class to get a pleasing result in a non-destructive manner.

These are some examples of movie posters that use the double exposure effect.

Double Exposure Examples

And some more here.


How to Get an “A”

You want to work in a non-destructive manner, so do stuff like:

The aesthetics and composition of your poster should be pleasing and set the tone for the movie. Take the time and care to choose photos which will work well and create a seamless effect.That is, the two photos blend seamlessly without obvious edges.

What you'll submit:


You're going to upload to BrightSpace twice for this assignment.

First Brightspace Upload

Create a PDF of your final piece named

Appleseed-Johnny-#-Double Exposure Effect.pdf

Don't compress the PDF. Submit it as a PDF.

Second Brightspace Upload

Create a folder containing all your working files for all the programs used to create your work:

Appleseed-Johnny-#-Double Exposure

Make a second submission with the resulting zip file.

Failure to submit your files as directed will incur a proportional loss of points. If your file/folder is not named with your name, you will earn a zero. Why?