Creating Silhouettes

Silhouettes are an iconic aesthetic in photography. From traditional portraiture to abstract surrealism, a silhouette can make an image stand out. BeFunky's Photo Editor makes this a simple process, while  still giving a lot of room for creativity! 


Step 1: To start, you’ll want to create a cutout of the part of the image you would like silhouetted. Use our Cutout Tool to it the image as a layer or just the image itself. Make sure to save this cutout to your Image Manager.

Step 2: Add your silhouette image to your canvas as a layer. Resize and place as needed.  

Step 3: Select the cutout layer and click the Color Overlay option from the Image Properties box.  This will add a full color of your choice over the image. Click on the color swatch to open the Color Picker to select your desired color. Experiment with different colors until you get the results you're looking for. 

Pro Tip: Having the color set at 100% intensity can create almost too much of a silhouette to the point of looking unnatural. Move the opacity adjustment slider down, and you’ll see there are still some hints of the image but it’s mostly covered.

Step 4: Continue adding to and editing your creation. If you're done, be sure to save your project!

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