Ever since Ella was a baby I've been wanting to make silhouette pictures of our family to hang in our house. So today I finally got my butt in gear and did it. Of course, I haven't done anything besides make the computer file. I still need to print them and find some super fun oval frames for them.
I made them by taking a picture of each person standing in front of a white wall. Anton took my picture, since I can't really take the picture and be in the picture.
Then in Photoshop Elements I used the magic wand to select the white background. I had to use the selection brush to fine tune it a little bit.
Then I inversed the selection and filled it in with black. If you aren't an Photoshop user, that probably all sounds like Greek to you, so just ignore me and move on. It took a little bit of time to do them all, but so worth it in the end.
I did learn that you want girls to have their hair in pony tails. Ella looks so much better than I do with my mammoth looking neckhair. If I weren't lazy, I'd pull my hair up and take another picture. But for now, these will have to do.
I'm going to hang them in my bedroom for now. I don't have any spare wall space in the livingdiningkitchen room. I thought this idea was cute:
But I'd have to write a full equation to figure out how Anton and I managed to have two cute blond kids. So I stuck with the simple traditional with a splash of color. So if anyone knows where I can snag me some oval frames, let me know!