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My mother has a cameo silhouette of her iv children hanging in her living room. We had them made at Disneyland by a paper cut creative person and I love them to await at them. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll be getting to Disneyland anytime once more soon, and I’d like to capture the precious niggling silhouettes of my kids while they still take their baby faces. Luckily, it’s fast and piece of cake to create one photographically.
I originally took this photograph for a double exposure experiment, and so it’s not exposed properly to be a true silhouette. With a few adjustments in Adobe Lightroom, though, it will exist perfect! I shot this in front end of the large windows in my living room, where I have sheer white curtains hanging. They’re my cloak-and-dagger weapon for a nicely diffused, natural light source for indoor picture taking. I even bear a couple panels in my photographic camera bag, in case I need them on location.
This was taken with a Catechism 5D Mark Three and Canon 85mm f/1.8 lens. ISO 320, f/1.8, 1/200 of a second shutter speed.
Using the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset Organization, I’m able to speedily add a few adjustments to the photograph. No worries if you don’t accept the preset organisation, though. You tin can make manual adjustments with the sliders on the right. First, I brightened up the photo past bumping up the exposure i.5 stops.
And then I added some contrast with the Max Contrast Boost preset. If y’all’re using your sliders, simply bump the contrast all the fashion up to 100.
And then I darkened upwardly the shadows using the Heavy Darken preset, or y’all tin can just adjust your shadow and blacks sliders toward the dark end.
Later on applying those presets, I really farther darkened the silhouette by taking the shadow and black sliders all the way to the dark end.
To remove the dark edges on the photograph, I just checked the Enable Profile Corrections pick nether the Lens Corrections bill of fare. Make sure yous select the right lens contour to match the lens y’all used.
There were a few niggling devious hairs in the silhouette that needed to be removed. I experience well-nigh comfortable making those kinds of edits in Photoshop, so I just right click on the thumbnail of the prototype in Lightroom and select Edit in Adobe Photoshop.
Using the lasso tool, I made a rough selection effectually the slice I wanted to remove. This will let me to erase or clone out the blotch with a clean line forth the hairline. Annihilation outside the lasso volition not exist affected by the clone tool.
Voila! Rouge hairs gone…
Salve the file in Photoshop and you’re done! These would be so beautiful framed up as a little gallery wall, IF I can get the other two kids to sit down still for a photo…
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