It’s time again to put on our design hats and learn a new skill! Today I’m excited to share a tutorial on how to create silhouette portraits in Adobe Illustrator. Learn how to turn a simple picture of a friend or family member into an awesome, vintage momento.
The main tools you will be using:
The Pen Tool
Paste in Back
Edit>Paste in Back
See, how simple is that?
I’ve talked before about how much I love profile silhouettes like these (mostly because of Disneyland). I think that having silhouettes of people you love is just so fun! And, as a designer, it’s a cool challenge to be able to be able to simplify someone’s image while keeping it recognizable.
Now that you know how to design these silhouettes, you’ve got an awesome skill in your arsenal! Just think about how you could put this to use for your mom’s next birthday. You know she would LOVE to have her kid’s silhouettes framed and hanging on the wall! Or, you could make a silhouette portrait for a bride and groom. Now that’s a wedding gift they’ll cherish forever! Creating silhouettes like these would really be perfect for any gift-giving scenario.
Have fun using your new design skills to make awesome silhouettes! Who’s silhouette will you be doing first?