Introduction: Easy Photoshop Stencil

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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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Dr.Paj made it!(author)2010-01-22

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
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m4573rk3yb04rd made it!(author)2009-03-14

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

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zombiecore made it!(author)2009-10-20

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.

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m4573rk3yb04rd made it!(author)2009-03-14

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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zombiecore made it!(author)2009-10-20

ya either black and white or desaturate. 

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Scammah made it!(author)2008-09-20

Once you do this what can you do with it?

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maruawe made it!(author)2008-09-22

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..

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zombiecore made it!(author)2008-09-21

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!

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craig3 made it!(author)2008-09-20

print it and use it as a graffiti stencil i think

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