How-to guide: Averaged Portrait

This assignment required even less Photoshop knowledge than the previous assignment I have done on averaging Flickr pictures. This was on a much smaller scale, only using 7 pictures rather than 50. To start you will first need to take 7-10 self-portrait pictures changing one aspect of the picture with each next picture. When you’re finished simply create a separate layer for each picture, select all the layers, and “Convert to a Smart Object”. Then, you can go into the Layer menu and select, “Smart Objects”, then “Mean”. This will essentially average all of the layers in the smart object. Here is what my completed picture looked like from 7 self-portraits.