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We’re creating a dual exposure effect with ACDSee Ultimate 10. This effect gives the appearance that two images have been superimposed. We’ll achieve this by using the selection tool, Layers, Adjustment Layers and blending effects.

1. Select and edit the first image in Edit Mode.

2. From the filmstrip on the bottom panel, click and drag your second image into the Layers panel.

3. With layer 2 selected, apply a Screen blending mode. Click and drag the second image to your desired location. Click Commit above the image panel.

4. Select the Brush Selection tool and adjust the nib width and feathering to make your brush selection.

5. Once you have your selection, navigate to the top menu bar and click Layer > Mask > From Selection.

6. Hide layer 2 by clicking on the eye icon beside the layer.

7. With layer 1 selected, select the Brush Selection tool. Change the Smart Brushing option to Magic and select elements that you would like to mask out of layer 2.

8. Unhide layer 2 by clicking on the eye icon beside the layer.

9.Select the mask on layer 2 and use the brush tool (in this case we are using black) and erase what is within the marquee selection. Once done, click Select > Deselect.

10. Duplicate layer 2 by right-clicking on the layer and selecting Duplicate Layer. Do this a couple of times. Adjust the blend modes and opacity on each layer to achieve your desired result.

11. To soften the edges of the second image (layer 2), select the layer mask and use the brush tool, lowering the opacity and increasing the feathering brush the edges you wish to soften and blend with the first image.

12. Make any further adjustment to your composition and then click Done.

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