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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    9 Discussions

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    Dr.Paj
    Dr.Paj

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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
    m4573rk3yb04rd

    11 years ago on Step 3

    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
    zombiecore

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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
    m4573rk3yb04rd

    11 years ago on Step 3

    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
    zombiecore

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    ya either black and white or desaturate. 

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    Scammah
    Scammah

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Once you do this what can you do with it?

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    maruawe
    maruawe

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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
    zombiecore

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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
    craig3

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    print it and use it as a graffiti stencil i think