Easy Photoshop Stencil

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Introduction: Easy Photoshop Stencil

About: the zombie guy Sorry for not replying to all the posts in the past. Ill try to get online more often to answer some of your questions.

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Step 1: Image

Find yourself an image. I just happened to find a zombie image with no background which made it easier to remove the background. Use either the wand tool or the quick selection tool and delete the background.

Step 2: Desaturating

Go to Image/Adjustements/Desaturate and click. Now your photo will be black and white.

Step 3: Threshold

Go to Image/Adjustments/Threshold and move the arrow until your image is completely solid black or whatever color you had chosen.

Step 4: Brains!

Now print it and cut it out and go put it up everywhere!

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    Here's something I made just now using your technique of making a stencil (with the robot and laptop). I also changed the color of the laptop screen from blue to red, and added in the eyes from the original robot picture before making it a stencil.

    Tell me what you think, I had to go over the pictures again to make it less pixelated on the edges.

    Robot alliance.jpg

    I went to image/adjustments and clicked on threshold and my image became really pixelated. How can I fix this?

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    if it gets pixelated the image your using might be too small.  if you cant get a larger image carefully zoom in and smooth out the edges with the eraser.

    Also, can't you just go to image/adjustments/black and white ??? That's what I did because the threshold makes my picture really pixelated

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    ya either black and white or desaturate. 

    There was an instructable on using photographs to etch into brass .(must be printed on acetate (not on wet ink printer)) This would be good for that to bring details for the stencil..

    put it on a shirt, put it on a wall, put it on the sidewalk, put it on a car, put on a family member, put it on your guitar cab, put it on whatever a feel like!

    print it and use it as a graffiti stencil i think