photoshop help

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by MBP123, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. MBP123 macrumors regular

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    how do i do something like this? where i take a regular photo, and substitute black, or white, for all the facial features against a black/white background? an example is illustrated below.....im guessing use the magic wand tool to extract the face, put it on a new document.....then fill the background the opposite color? im nto sure...please help, thanks
     

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  2. cleanup macrumors 68030

    cleanup

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    #2
    If you want to do it quickly and easily in Photoshop:

    Command-U, slide Saturation to 0.

    Image, Adjustments, Posterize, "2" for amount of colours. If the result is too washed out (too much white or too much black) then Undo, and fiddle around with the Brightness and Contrast.

    Illustrator can do it much better with its Live Trace feature, though, and you get a vectorized portrait out of it that can be resized.

    Although this is the quick and easy way. To get the best look you have to manually vectorize the portrait.
     
  3. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

    zarathustra

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    There are several ways to skin this feline...

    You could:

    1. convert to grayscale. Use Brightness/Contrast to tweak contrast. Adjust hue with "Colorize" checked.

    2. Convert to grayscale. Adjust levels. Adjust hue with "Colorize" checked.

    3. *my preferred version* Go to Image>Adjustment>Threshold. Adjust for desired effect. Colorize to taste.

    See the results. All together under 30 seconds to do with no. 3.
     

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  4. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

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    in addition to the other ideas i wanted to mention the posterize filter as an option to this.
     
  5. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

    20rogersc

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    . . . or the stamp filter . . .
    Although I use threshold as suggested earlier . . .

    ::20ROGERSC::
     

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