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I've recently come across several images by a photographer called ~ Bob Colameco ~ The two attached images I have screen shotted and they come from part of his 'Urban Abstract' series of images, which can be found at ~  colamecophotography.com  ~ and it is this 'Type' of image I would love to recreate. Obviously I don't know exactly how to do it or go about it so,  Does anyone have any idea or a possible workflow on how to achieve this look or something similar? 

On closer inspection some if it looks like a Double Exposure has been used or,  if not that, then… perhaps its a Texture Layer or two that has been added along along the way complete with some saturated colouring and a bit of blurring. Any help or pointers to a video instruction would be great.  (yes, I have searched but so-far no luck)

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Hi @Digbydo 2,

Unfortunately I'm not 100% certain personally how this effect has been created, however another member of our forums has recently shared work in a similar vein to the artwork shown at the link in your post.

Please see the following threads for this great work - 

I hope @Michael S Harvey does not mind me comparing the pieces, and potentially they may be able to offer you some more specific advice, along with our other forums members here :)

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On 8/25/2021 at 10:31 AM, Digbydo 2 said:

I've recently come across several images by a photographer called ~ Bob Colameco ~ The two attached images I have screen shotted and they come from part of his 'Urban Abstract' series of images, which can be found at ~  colamecophotography.com  ~ and it is this 'Type' of image I would love to recreate. Obviously I don't know exactly how to do it or go about it so,  Does anyone have any idea or a possible workflow on how to achieve this look or something similar? 

On closer inspection some if it looks like a Double Exposure has been used or,  if not that, then… perhaps its a Texture Layer or two that has been added along along the way complete with some saturated colouring and a bit of blurring. Any help or pointers to a video instruction would be great.  (yes, I have searched but so-far no luck)

Screenshot 2021-08-25 at 10.17.05.png

Screenshot 2021-08-25 at 10.16.58.png

If you have two similar images and wish to create the double exposure effect then I suggest using the New Stack function to load both images in to Affinity Photo as stacked layers. Play with the pass through function to get the best mix, I suggest mean, median, range or outlier. When you have a suitable result rasterize and trim the image then edit the resulting image in the Develop persona to adjust colour and saturation to your own preference.

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