1. Take the picture.
2. Upload the pictures to your computer.
3. Drag the child’s photo into a PowerPoint document.
I used the horizontal orientation so that I can add two students on one page.
4. Remove the background.
Click on the picture to select it. Click on the FORMAT PICTURE tab. Then, click on the REMOVE BACKGROUND icon. That will automatically convert the background to purple and put a box around the child. Make sure to drag the box to make it bigger or smaller, if you notice that any parts are missing. Things to look for are the shape of the nose, mouth, eye lashes and forehead because these are the parts that might blend in to the background. If nothing is missing, click outside the photo so that the background is removed.
5. Convert the photo into a black image.
You will get this pop-up box. You simply move the BRIGHTNESS slider all the way to the left. This will make your image BLACK!
6. Crop your silhouette or leave it as is.
7. Resize your photo.
I added a clear 5 by 7 rectangle shape behind the photo. This is very helpful when resizing the silhouette and for cutting the picture out for a 5 by 7 frame.
8. You’re done!
Do the same for another photo on the same page. You see the 5 by 7 inch frame around each photo? This makes it much easier to cut.
This might seem like a long process, but it’s not. I just gave you the little details to make it easier for those who might be new to PowerPoint. It’s so simple. You can take all the pictures at school and take them home to finish them on the computer. You can print on card stock for durability, but it is not necessary if you plan to put them in cheap picture frames.
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