Overlaying Images in Adobe Photoshop
Overlaying images in Photoshop is pretty simple and straight forward. You start with an image:
Then you open up another image you wish to put on top of it. Use the selection tool to select the whole picture, and then copy and paste it into your original file. Now it looks like you’ve got your second image:
If you’re still not “into” the opacity look, my favorite is the “multiply” option. The multiply option works as a transparency might. Your blacks and darks will stay black and dark, but all the light parts will be completely see-through. This is good for sketches that someone wants to color, for example.
The Multiply option is under the drop-down menu “Normal” on the Layers bar (shown above).
There are plenty of other options on that menu, and it’s fun to play around with them to see what you can get. However, many of the options are totally obvious to anyone who has used Photoshop before (like Filters. Don’t ever abuse filters). Remember: Photoshop is a tool, not the artist.