Photoshop help...semi emergency

ok i’m trying to recreate this picture:

but using my martial arts instructor:
http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/4820/cimg14570nc.jpg

now i understand its using a masking technique. but it seems to just get darker and darker i can’t seem to get it overlay nicely.

ok i’m trying to recreate this picture:

but using my martial arts instructor:
http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/4820/cimg14570nc.jpg

now i understand its using a masking technique. but it seems to just get darker and darker i can’t seem to get it overlay nicely.

i’ve already layered it as one image so i can see it as like an animation esque cell but its dark and u can’t make out all the images.

any suggestions? this is for an art show im trying to get in on wensday.

Correct me if I’m wrong

Stickies are helpful.

Anyways you’re gonna have to cut out each individual pic & make 'em separate layers, then go into image ready & make new frames in the animation window for each layer in the order they go in, push play & you should be ready to go. Don’t forget to File>Save optimized as.

oh no i dont literally wanna make it an animation cell. thats why i made a thread since its not the normal kinda stuff u see in here.

Re-ask this in the Image Manipulation Q & A sticky.