How to Superimpose Images in Just a Few Steps

Learn how to impose a picture on another picture with PhotoWorks and other nifty software!


For Windows 11, 10, 8, 7


For macOS 12 and higher

How to Superimpose Images in Two Clicks

Blending two images together is a fun way to showcase your creativity or sense of humor. Superimposition is a popular photography technique that imposes a picture on another picture in a creative manner. But some people rarely try their hand at it, thinking that superimposing images is hard and requires an expert level of Photoshop knowledge. Turns out there's no need to use the Adobe giant to create artwork out of several pictures.

Today, we’ll show you how to superimpose images on Mac and Windows using PhotoWorks, a convenient photo editor. While it is somewhat similar to Photoshop in terms of editing tools arsenal, this AI-driven software is a lot easier to navigate and to master. And in order to bring you the fullest information, we’ll also have a look at how to overlay two images using other methods. So let’s get down to business.

Superimposing images to create a photo montage

Superimpose two images to create a lovely artwork

How to Superimpose Photos Step by Step

Now let’s have a closer look at how to use PhotoWorks for blending images together. You’ll learn how to create surreal posters, wholesome montages, or hilarious photo pranks.

Step 1. Download PhotoWorks

First off, start a free trial of this superimposing software and install it to your PC or Mac.

For Windows 11, 10, 8, 7
For macOS 12 and higher

Step 2. Open the Base Picture

Open the pic that will serve as the background for your montage. You can either click Open Photo or drag the pic from a folder.

Open the background photo

Click the folder icon at the bottom to navigate inside your current folder

Step 3. Pick the Image Overlay Tool

Switch to the Tools tab and choose Image Overlay. You’ll have the option to add a clipart from the software library or use any image of your choosing.

Pick the Image Overlay tool

Let's superimpose a couple of companions for the little lady

Step 4. Superimpose Two Images

Now, add the top picture to your background. Move the layer around, rotate and resize it to realize your concept.

Now superimpose the top image over the bottom one

Now let's get this tea party started

Step 5. Save Your Creation

The final step is to save your artwork. Just hit the big blue button at the top and export the file. And you’re done!

Save your cute photo montage

Save your pic as PNG, JPEG, or BMP

How Do You Superimpose a Picture onto Another: Video Tutorial

Prefer a video tutorial to a written guide? Then watch this short video on how to superimpose a picture onto another using PhotoWorks. Hopefully, you’ll not only get the gist of the technique, but will also get a pinch of inspiration.

Superimpose images: easy guide

You see - superimposing one image over another with this smart photo editor is a piece of cake. Want to know how else you can use PhotoWorks to add an artistic touch to your pics? Let’s have a closer look then.

What Else You Can Do with PhotoWorks:

Other Ways to Superimpose Pictures Without Photoshop

Don’t feel like PhotoWorks would suit you as a tool? It’s fine considering that we know a few more ways of superimposing photographs. Now, we’ll share them with you.

Superimposing Photos on Mac or PC

Let’s start with free ways. Whether you are a Mac or PC user, go with GIMP. This superimpose photo editor has features similar to Photoshop with one significant distinction - GIMP is completely free. The image overlapping process is relatively simple. You need to open the base image, then open the top pic, copy it and finally paste it over the background. If needed, you can fiddle with the top layer in terms of size, position, and opacity. MS Word offers a similar way to superimpose one image on another - just paste both images onto the page, erase the background of the top layer, then overlap the two pics.

Superimpose images using user-favourite GIMP

Using GIMP to create an artwork

Mobile Apps to Superimpose Two Images

If you prefer to do everything with your smartphone, there are ways to superimpose images for you as well. In case you are an Apple user, consider going with the Superimpose+ application. With it, you can easily add one photo to another - all of this in a few strokes and taps. If you have an Android-based phone, then go with Superimpose Pictures. This little app allows you to blend two images into a surreal-looking artwork in just a couple taps.

How Do I Superimpose a Picture on Another Picture: Conclusion

Now you know how to superimpose a picture onto another in the best ways for desktop and mobile users. No matter what method you choose, make sure that you have enough ideas ready. Because once you start creating such photo montages, there is no stopping you. To turn any of your ideas into a reality, you can use PhotoWorks. Don’t hesitate to try the software for free and take up this kind of art today!

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