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How to Create and Use Silhouettes

By October 23, 2013

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While silhouettes as an art form have been around for ages, their name stems from some bad economic policies of a disgraced French official of the 1700s. Yes, really. At one time they were a cheap alternative to expensive painted portraits or photographs. Today, silhouettes are a common graphic device for logos, ads, posters, and other desktop publishing projects.

Skateboarder silhouetted against a cloudy sky

You can create silhouettes with your camera or turn photos and clip art into silhouette images with a little graphics manipulation. Find out how.

Image by ToddMorris CC BY-SA 2.0 license

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July 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm
(1) Zubli Zainordin says:

Very useful indeed…

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