Adobe Photoshop CS2 provides many powerful features for creating digital images with visually striking effects, but it may be hard for beginners to master these effects at first. Photoshop's learning curve can be steep, and it may take some time to get used to the process involved in creating these effects. With a little guidance, you can be on your way to mastering Adobe Photoshop by creating striking effects like converting a picture into a stencil.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
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Open Adobe Photoshop. Click "File" on the top navigation bar, then select "Open" from the drop-down menu. Click on the image, then click on the "Open" button on the bottom right-hand corner of the open window. Your image will open in the Photoshop workspace.
Adjust the threshold of the image. On the top navigation bar, click "Image," then roll your cursor over "Adjustments" in the drop-down menu. Select "Threshold" from the secondary drop-down menu. Use the slider to increase or decrease the threshold of the image. The goal is to achieve as much whiteness as possible, while still being able to see what the image is. When you've reached your goal, click "OK" to apply the changes.
Invert the image to create the stencil effect. On the top navigation bar, click "Image" then roll your cursor over "Adjustments" in the drop-down menu. Select "Invert" from the secondary drop-down menu. This will invert your image to create a stencil effect. The white of the image would be the open part of the stencil, and the black part would be the stencil itself.
Save your stencil image. On the top navigation bar click "File," then select "Save As" from the drop-down menu. Type "Stencil1" as the name of your file and then press "Save" in the lower-right corner of the window.
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