I've been wanting to make these for quite a while now, and I was so glad when I figured my way around how to do it! Ever since Luis and I moved, I've been dreaming up some ways to style/decorate the full wall in our bedroom and I knew I wanted a silhouette of us somewhere on that wall.
What You'll Need:
PSE (or PS)
A profile shot of your subject; not a straight-on photo but one from the side
Open the photo in Photoshop.
Duplicate the layer by going to Layer > Duplicate Layer > OK
With the Background Copy selected, go to the drop-down menu where it says "Normal" and select vivid light. This will concentrate your photo's color so that you can easily crop the photo in the next step.
Flatten your image. Go to Layer > Flatten Image or right click and select "Flatten Image".
Using the Magnetic Lasso tool, carefully outline your photo.
Once your subject is selected (there will be "marching ants" as seen in the above photo) delete the selection.
Use the paint bucket tool to fill in the deleted portion with black, or your desired color.
Go to "Select" at the top of the program and select "Inverse" and delete the selected portion on the photo.
This is what your photo will look similar to once you delete part of the image. If you are not satisfied here, simply use the eraser and/or paint brush tool to erase or fill in the space to create a more cohesive silhouette.
This is what my photo looked like when I finished adding and erasing. I also made a silhouette for my husband Luis. Save as a jpeg to use for future projects and such!