Sunday, August 1, 2010

Creating Silhouette Art

I really, really like all the silhouette art I've seen lately, so I decided I would make my own. I wanted a silhouette of a Bichon Frise since thats what breed Sophie is (Grammar rules state never end a sentence with the word "is" but since this is my bloggy I think I am allowed). I found this cute little Bichon silhouette.
 Anyhow, just any old Bichon silhouette doesn't seem too personal to me. I wanted a Silhouette of my cute girly. So here's what I did...

#1. I opened up a picture of Soph in PSE.

#2. Next I waved the "Quick Selection Tool" in PSE over Soph in the picture until she was outlined by the "marching ant."

#3. Then I filled Soph's outline with black by going to Layer>New Fill Layer>Solid Color.

#4. After I had her shape all filled in, I duplicated the layer into a New Document and Printed.

#5. I then traced her shape onto some thick paper (I used Bristol paper) and painted it with black paint (I used cheap, less-than-a-dollar FolkArt paint). Then popped her in a frame and Wa-La!
 How cute is that???
Maybe soon I will create a silhouette of D & I to add to it and have a silhouette family. :)

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  1. Very nice. You must have a very steady hand! Thanks for the little tutorial as well. I can never figure out the PSE stuff.

  2. That really is a cute idea! Something I think I could do, which is good! :) Cute little dog by the way!
    ♥ Aleesha

  3. Very cute and clever! And your little dog, too! I'm loving the silhouette projects in blogland these days, yours is lovely. Great instructions.