Meredith Blache

Through The Looking Glass - Creating a Portal Photo Using Photoshop

Technical Tutorial Published 9/21/13 Last updated on 2/28/20

In this lesson you will have some fun with “Magic” with your images. You will take two images, align them and use a layer mask in Photoshop to create an elusion of a portal to another dimension.


Students must already understand how to manipulate layers, use the select tools, and know how to navigate the general tools, tool options and menus.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Bridge

    Centralized desktop access for all your files and assets.

  • Lightroom Classic

    Desktop-focused photo editing.

1-2 Hours

Digital Camera and ability to transfer images to computer

Photoshop CS5, CS6 or CC

Bridge or Lightroom 

CC License
Attribution Non-Commercial
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Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/21/18 2:42:11 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing your work

Judy Durkin

Posted on 11/16/13 9:16:31 AM Permalink

I am going to be doing this project in the next couple of weeks. Thank you for such a create, fun project where students will learn a lot!

Christina Hauri

Posted on 10/2/13 2:56:03 AM Permalink

Fantastic project! This would a really fun idea to use in my Photoshop courses. Thanks for sharing!

Sherri Kushner

Posted on 9/23/13 4:51:29 PM Permalink

My students are excited for this project!

Eli Infante

Posted on 9/21/13 7:13:28 PM Permalink

Fantastic project! Thank you!