{Digital Silhouette Tutorial}

Sunday, December 19, 2010
Okay, I am going to try by BEST at giving you all a tutorial on how to create a digital silhouette tutorial in Photoshop. I am by NO means a professional, nor do I know what I am doing half of the time ... I just kind of play around :)

Here is the pictures I started with of Bayler ... If you are not going to take your kids profile pictures before hand, you will need to find a picture of them when they are turned. My kids would not sit still for me, so I looked for photos that would work.

Nothing special right?

So take this picture and open up Photoshop. I then cut out around the face and get into a new page.

You don't really need to worry about the resolution because we aren't typing anything on them.

Now that you can concentrate of the face, I take the magic wand and get as much as teh face as I can get highlighted. Copy, and paste into a new document.

I then take the eraser and get as close to the face as possible, removing all the excess. This will take a little time. But once you are done with that, you'll take the magic wand again, and highlight, and create a new document.

By this time you should have the face pretty much singled out. I then take my magic wand, highlight the face and color it in black. You'll have to take the paintbrush and touch up a bit, but you should have a pretty good silhouette.

I hope that helps all of you out there who asked. I am REALLY bad when it comes to explaining what I do in photoshop, so if you do have any questions, just email me or leave a comment, and I will try to answer the best that I can.


1 comment:

Kate said...

You can also double-click your final layer of just the face to pull up the layer effects options and choose a color overlay in black. And (although with little kids this is tough as you said!!) it will be exponentially easier the more solid your background is! I love this idea!

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