Patient people will be good at this!
Dont forget to vote for me in the duct tape and cardboard contest! Thanks!
Date made: Feb 2013
Approx cost: £5
Approx Time: 2 hours
Step 1: Things You Need
2. A piece of cardboard
3. A knife
Step 2: Find Picture
I found a cool picture of John Cleese that I liked.
I guess I should give credit to the original image under fair usage. It came from the Guardian.co.uk website and is credited to: Cine Text/Allstar.
Step 3: Quantise Picture
There is normally a function called posterise. That is the function you want. This is the case on paint.net and photoshop. You might want to apply an average noise filter reduction first to smooth the image too.
I actually used an iPad app to do this (see comments for details), but it can be done in pretty much any paint software. If you don't have any paint software paint.net is free and fairly easy to use.
I chose 3 colours. Generally paint software lets you choose the limits if each colour. Try to get a good balance.
Print out at least 2 copies. 1 for cutting through, and 1 for reference when separating layers later. I printed 4 just in case I made a mistake.
Step 4: Lay Down The Colour Base
Next use your knife to trim the edges.
Repeat this with your next colour, but lay the tape at 90 degrees to the last set. This will help you when you strip the separate layers later.