Have you ever noticed how some magazines use outline legends to identify people or items in their photos? You know, those little numbered outlines off to the side of the page? I thought it would be fun to create a tutorial showing how to outline objects in a collage. So, I made some outlined collages, BUT the outlines just didn’t show up very well when I turned them into mini legends. That’s when I decided to try silhouettes instead and thank goodness, they worked out really well.
As you work through this tutorial, you’ll notice that we’re going to use some of the tools we’ve used before, like brushes and masks. In addition, I’m going to show you how to use the Pen Tool to create selections. In the process, you’ll learn how to make straight and curved paths. Heads-up, guys: the secret to curved paths is in Step 5! :)
Just to let you know, the sweater in my collage is a combination of Modcloth’s Career Counselor Top and the Polka-nos Pullover Sweater. So, to get the Polka-nos Counselor look, you have to layer Career Counselor underneath Polka-Nos Sweater… another heads-up!
Oh, here’s heads-up number 3: I bought the last chocolate brown Cambridge Satchel from ModCloth — woohooooo!
how to remove backgrounds (step 8)
rectangle label shapes (tutorial)
drawn arrows with pencil brushes (noteworthy)
frontage from myfonts
futura (osx native)