A Silhouette is the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light.
Using a photo YOU took of you or a friend, photograph your entire body. Remembering that silhouettes come out better if you don’t look like a blob, but can see your fingers, arms and legs separate from your body.
Upload the photo to your computer.
Open the Photo in Adobe Photoshop
Once you have your area cropped click ENTER to apply the changes.
In this photo, I want to select the jump rope as well, if you need to refine your selection you can use the add to the quick select tool or subtract from . If these tools still don’t get the exact selection you would like you can use the quick mask tool to edit your selection. When using the quick mask tool what ever is selected is in REAL color and whatever isn’t selected is in RED.
Using your paintbrush with a hard edge and the solid color black paint the area you wish to be selected. If you make a mistake, paint in white and it will fix your selection. When finished turn off the quick mask button, you should now see your Refined selection exactly the way you want it.
With the background layer currently selected and your background of your image selected, Go to Select Inverse, this will switch your selection to the opposite.
Now the girl and the jump rope are selected instead of the background.
Go to the Edit Menu and choose Fill
Make sure setting are set to Foreground Color and Blending Mode set to Normal at 100%
Go To Select Inverse again
You have now selected the background.
Then go to Edit – Fill and this time change your settings in Use: Background.
You should have a result similar to this:
When finished save as a .JPG and then save for the web, post your web file with a before and after to your blog with a paragraph description.