Flip and Blend

What you need? just one tool and that is Photoshop CS3+, I used Photoshop CC for this tutorial! Please suggest if you see anything different in other version!

Starting point! – take an image where you have some kind of structural representation

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Make a copy of the image using Ctrl+J (Windows) or Command+J (Mac)

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Select the top layer and go in “Image — Canvas size”

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Increase the width by 100% – meaning change the value of the width to 200

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Now select the lower layer and move the image to left so that they align to each other at the border

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Now select the top layer again

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Go to “Edit – Transform -Flip horizontal”

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Now you should see the two image connected to each other the way you are seeing here

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Merge the two layer by selecting both layers and right click and click on “Merge Layers”

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Once merge is done you will see a one layer again called “Layer 0”, now again create a copy of this by doing “Ctrl+J(win)” or “Command+J (Mac)”

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Select the top layer and go to “Image – Canvas size”

expand_width

Same screen would appear as before and at this time increase the height by 100% meaning change the height value from 100 to 200 and reposition the two layers as below.

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select the top layer and go to edit – transform – Flip Vertical

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You should see image as below:

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Now merge two layers again by selecting the two layers by doing right click and click on “Merge Layers”

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Again make copy of the merged layer and select top layer

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Now click “Edit – Transform – Rotate by 90′ CW” (Rotate by 90 degree clockwise)

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You should the layer get’s rotate by 90 degree, now clic on crop from the tool bar and select overlapped area as below  and hit enter

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select the top layer again and change the blending mode to different settings in this example I choose Lighten and vollaaaa..you have end result!

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Play around with color, brightness, contrast, etc. and see results your-self!

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Have fun!

 

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