photoshop help

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

  1. MBP123 macrumors regular

    May 26, 2006
    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 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


    Jun 26, 2005
    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


    Jul 16, 2002
    Philadelphia, PA
    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


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    in addition to the other ideas i wanted to mention the posterize filter as an option to this.
  5. 20rogersc macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2005
    Brighton, UK
    . . . or the stamp filter . . .
    Although I use threshold as suggested earlier . . .


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