Supplies needed to make silhouette family portrait:
- Cricut machine (click here to see which is my favorite)
- Black cardstock
- Picture frame and mat
How to make a silhouette from a photo:
Open up Cricut Design Space and click “upload” from the menu on the left-hand side.
Browse for your image. Now, images that work best are your subject in front of a plain colored background. We used a white poster board to hold up behind each of us. Then pick “complex” and click continue. You can see a video on uploading images here if you need it.
You can then try the “select and erase” tool to select your background. It should turn checked like the image below. If it doesn’t, do not panic! We can fix it!
At any time, you can also use the “preview” button at the bottom to see what your silhouette will look like. Then just click “hide preview” to go back and erase more area.
Use the erase button at the top to erase any other areas that may not have worked with the select and erase tool. You can also go around any of your image that looks really jagged. Just carefully guide the eraser along the silhouette edge. That will clean up your file and make it easier to cut.
Once you are happy with your silhouette, click continue. You can then save as a cut image. Continue with all of your pictures.
Then insert them onto your canvas in Cricut Design Space and resize to fit the frame and mat you are using.
How to make a silhouette portrait:
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