Monday, October 27, 2008

Silhouette ideas

Between some school work with the kids today, I've been fiddling around...and not with the violin. Since I have a bit of "digital SLR envy" (I don't have one, nor do I know how to use one), I figured I'd try to make the most of my point and shoot and come up with something fun.

I took this picture of the kids last weekend.
Since I'm fairly technically inept, I printed the picture, manually traced around it on a sheet of paper taped to a window, filled it in with black, took a picture of it with my point and shoot (our scanner isn't hooked up), and cleaned it up digitally with Paint.NET (I don't have Photoshop). I couldn't tell you exactly what I did or how I did it, but I ended up with this.I think I used: effects>stylize>outline, filled it in with black, and made it cleaner and brighter with adjustments>brightness/contrast.

Then I hopped onto and uploaded the design so I could envision some finished projects...that only a parent (or maybe even a grandparent) could love.

Truthfully, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this silhouette image. Anyone have any ideas?

Maybe I should look into getting an SLR afterall!

Okay, back to our school work.
Kids? Kids? Anyone?


l e a h said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

I love the hoodie.

Send one with my pecans and I will pay you even BIGGER bucks.


Angela said...

Are you kidding me?? You did all that?? That is incredible!! I love it!

You need a dslr, though- they are awesome... I can show you how to use it! I just have to make it down for a visit, first!! :)

Kristin said...

Okay...that is so cool, I can't stand it. I would order all of them if I were you! You are so creative!!!

P.S. You could also make that into a t-shirt transfer yourself from the paper at Michael's or A.C. Moore. I have done it before, and if I can do it, certainly you can in a snap! :)

Renee said...

I just love using PhotoShop, but is on our old computer and isn't working right now.