How to Master merged portraits in Enlight
1 Open an image
Make sure the images you want to edit are on your Camera Roll by taking them with the camera or importing them from cloud storage such as iCloud or Dropbox. They all appear down here, and you can tap on one to start work.
2 Get started
This young lady with her bunch of flowers needs little editing to begin with, but we’re going to add some additional contrast. Open Adjust on the right-hand side, and choose the Contrast option from along the bottom.
3 Alter intensity
With an adjustment, whether it’s a one-shot filter or one of the discrete adjustments such as Exposure or Clarity, scrolling a finger vertically on the screen alters its strength. A bar extends at the top to show how far you’ve gone.
4 Double up
For a double exposure, we’ll need a second image. Open it from the Camera Roll, and it will appear on top. Pinch to resize it so it fits, and move it roughly into place with your finger. Choose Tools > Mixer from the right-hand side.
The Mixer is where the combining happens. Click Tools, and use the Erase tool to rub out the bits you don’t want to see. The app is clever enough to respect high-contrast boundaries, so your finger will feel like a precise tool.
The Blend mode tells the app how you want the colours in your two images to merge. It’s worth flicking through them, as you can get an unexpected result. We’ve used Colour Burn to constrain the flower to the model’s face.
7 Add more interest
Click the tick, top right, to commit your changes. We’re now going to use Tools > Tilt Shift to blur parts of the image, placing the circle over the model’s face so it remains sharp and the centre of attention, while blurring her flowers.
8 Filter and frame
Enlight’s Artistic menu contains filters that can add real personality to your creation. We’ve used Sahara here, but you can always undo your choice with the X icon at the top left. We’ve also added a frame using Finalise > Frame
Enlight supports all the usual iOS sharing options, so you can send your file straight to Facebook or upload it to cloud storage if you’ve got the right service enabled in Locations. You can send straight to a printer, too.