How to Add Subjects to Silhouette Image in Photoshop | Photoshop Tutorial

In this tutorial , you will learn a very short and simple method on how to add subjects to Silhouette image in Photoshop so just follow the steps mentioned below and learn how to create it for yourself . So let's get started!





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Steps on how to Add Subject to Silhouette Image in Photoshop :-


  • So the first step is to open the image where subject is present over the silhouette image


Place the image where subject is present over here

After placing image
  • Then select the subject in the image using Quick selection tool


Select Quick selection tool
  • Now select the subject in the image using Quick selection tool (Note :- Press ALT and click and hover over parts to deselect a selection )


Selecting Subject

After complete selection
  • Then click on Refine edge and then hover over the edges and hair for proper selection of hair and smooth selection of edges and then click on OK


Click on Refine Edge

Before clicking and hovering over edges and hair

After clicking and hovering over edges and hair using brush
  • Now after the selection click on Add layer mask icon which will remove the rest of the image keeping only current selection


Click on Add layer mask icon

After clicking on Add layer mask icon
  • Then place the image properly using move tool


Select move tool

Place the image properly using move tool
  • Now even if you want to change the size of the subject then press CTRL + T and then scale the image and press SHIFT while scaling to scale evenly and after scaling click on Tick icon


After pressing CTRL + T

After scaling click on the tick icon
  • Now click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Hue / Saturation over there


Click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon

Select Hue / Saturation over there
  • Then in the pop up click on Create clipping mask icon so that it only affect one layer below it and not the rest of the layers


Click on Create clipping mask icon
  • Now reduce the lightness according to the darkness you want to give to the subject


Reduce lightness

So this will add subject to the silhouette image


So that's it guys! So now if you guys liked this short and simple tutorial then hit the like button also share it to the ones who might be interested in such tutorials!


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