September 18, 2006 / Fall 2006 / Photoshop/Illustrator

How Did They Do That? Silhouettes

Written by Idea File Staff

In this new feature, we will take an item from a yearbook highlighted in Caught Our Eye and explain how to create it. It could be an image, a graphic or an interesting treatment, whatever we find that we think you will want to know about.

 

Making silhouettes:

  1. Import a photo that contains an image that would make an appropriate silhouette.
  2. Use the Pen tool to trace that shape, in this case, a head. Once you close the Pen tool, make sure the element is filled with the paper swatch.
  3. Delete the photo. Apply feathering, if you wish.
Idea File Staff

Idea File Staff reports are posts compiled by the Walsworth Yearbooks Marketing Department, covering a wide range of yearbook topics.