Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Silhouette Love

I've wanted silhouettes of my kids for forever, but wasn't ever quite sure how to make them. Enter Young House Love with their handy dandy tutorial (see it here).
I couldn't believe how easy and fun these were to make!

I took some quick profile shots of them (should have had a solid white background and less shadows)then loaded them up and started working.

Since I don't have Photoshop, then I used the free version Paint.Net. I love this program and use it all the time. Get your own free download here. After I had done what YHL suggested with my version of photoshop, then I opened it up in regular ol' paint program and filled in all the light spots, as well as removed some, changed the shape of the bottom of the silhouettes and added a few details like eyelashes and wisps of hair.

Pretty simple right?! I just printed them right out on card stock and hung them up in our room. I love that I can tell exactly who it is when I look at them!
If you want to try it out and have questions, then you know where to find me...
WhisperWood Cottage


Angela said...

I LOVE this and can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing your tips, I haven't been able to figure out how to do it before with out Photoshop!
Yours are adorable!!!

Lana M. said...

These were so adorable. I wish I'd done this when my kids were little. Do you think 18 and 16 are too old? They're still cute! Just not in that chubby, pinch their cheeks kind of way.

Helen said...

For Lana, perhaps you can find a photo from "long ago" and do it up. Of course, they may not appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

what a great project!

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Simply gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up at WWC!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your great blog & loved it. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
I had a lot of fun putting it together. I would love your feedback on it if you've got a spare minute.

Zane Wooder said...

Very cool project. I always love how you come up with some great ideas.