Create a Silhouette Image

Create a Silhouette Image

By Carole Asselin

Here’s how you can turn a person, animal or object in one of your photos into a silhouette image, which can be used in a variety of photo editing projects. Using the Selection tools, you will draw around the object you want to use as the silhouette, then fine tune the edges of your selection in Edit Selection mode. Once you have your person or object outlined, just fill with black, apply some smoothing if required, and save as PNG format. 

Check out some samples of silhouette projects over at Scrapbook Campus.

Have you created your own silhouette images? Why not share them in our photo user gallery – we’d love to see your work!

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