Use Snapseed to create photographic clones of yourself on your iPad

Video Transcript

Here’s something fun to try on your iPad with your pupils, why not Clone yourself to make multiple versions of you in a photograph? Here’s how:

First up we’re going to open up the Snapseed app and then tap to import your first picture. I’m going to take all my pictures using the Hands-Free Selfie guide I posted a few weeks ago and I’m going to make sure I don’t move my camera at any point – so the background will be the same. I’m going to choose my base picture, import it, and then press the Pencil to add an adjustment.

From here I’m going to tap onto Double Exposure. In Double Exposure mode I’m going to press Open Image and then I’m going to select the second picture. This will be of me in a different position but sat around the same table. At this point you might notice that the picture is kind-of half transparent and you can see both as ‘ghostly’ images – that’s not what I want.

Go to Transparency and move it to 100% so you can only see your new picture. From here you’re going to tap onto the Edit button at the top and then go to View Edits then you can see the second layer with the Double Exposure on it. Tap on there and then you can mask a shape around the area that you want to keep on that particular layer.

I’m going to carefully use my finger to mask out an area around my person and then hopefully when you press Done you’ll see both images on the same photo, side-by-side. Of course I can repeat this process as many times as I like by tapping on to the Edit button and then Double Exposure and then importing a new photo.

I’ll do it one last time so you get the idea. Make sure you’ve got your transparency up to 100%, so that it’s completely opaque on top of your original image, and then when you press Edit and View Edits you can tap onto that second Double Exposure and again you can use the masking tool to mask around the area you want.

It really does create a very interesting effect and it’s very easy to do!

Oh, and if you’re wondering who won the game of Monopoly Deal? It was me, of course!