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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It's done!!

Connor's Silhouette - 16 months old - April 2010  2I have been wanting to do a silhouette of Connor since before he was born… then he came early, had that stupid helmet to wear, yada yada yada.

But, after all that, what better time to “commemorate” his beautiful head shape… right?!?

So, at his final CT appointment, I asked for the originals of his photo study pics to be e-mailed to me.  (When else would I have the most perfect side profile shot taken of him?)

Ultimately, I knew I really didn’t want to bother with the simple method of cutting out his picture, painting it black, and attaching it to paper…  I’m not so good with the scissors or the exacto knife.  And, sometimes I can be too much of a perfectionist.

I’ve owned a version of Photoshop Elements since Connor was born, but have never had the time to learn it.  I’ll dabble with it here and there, but I always end up getting frustrated and going back to my simple Scrapbook Factory software.  But, to make a good, clean silhouette, with a transparent background, I knew I would need some expert help.

IMG_5978.3 Enter Uncle Scott.  :)

Not only did he convert Connor’s photo to a beautiful silhouette, he even added some hair texture, an eyelash, and a little lower lip (Connor was sucking the lip in the photo).

I LOVE IT!

Connor's Silhouette - 16 months old - April 2010 - BedroomI added the text and the colored background with my simple Scrapbook Factory software… and now it’s being printed at Costco for a whopping $1.49.  I’ll frame it up, and proudly display it in my family room!

And then I had to make one for my bedroom, too!

Fam-damily, just click on the above image to download the full-size 8x10 version for yourself, or the one to the right for a full-size 5x7.
  
Isn’t Scott the best?!?  We think so!

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2 comments:

Hayley said...

adorable!!! that is so stinking cute!

Megan B ♥ said...

Oh, it's fantastic!! And.... you must have similar colors to mine in your livingroom...

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