In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make an outline of an image in Photoshop. I'll explain everything in so much detail that everyone can outline images in Photoshop, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.
What You'll Learn in This Image Outline Photoshop Tutorial
- How to create an outline in Photoshop
- How to add an outline to a photo in Photoshop
- How to outline something in Photoshop
- How to outline images in Photoshop
What You'll Need
To recreate the design above, you will need the following resources:
1. How to Outline in Photoshop
First, open the photo that you want to work with. To open your photo, go to File > Open, choose your photo, and click Open.
2. How to Select a Subject in Photoshop
In this section, we are going to make a selection of our subject. Go to Select > Subject to make an automatic selection of the subject, choose the Quick Selection Tool (W), and use the Shift-Alt buttons on your keyboard to add or subtract areas from the selection to make a perfect selection.
Now go to Select > Modify > Smooth and set the Sample Radius to 5 px.
3. How to Outline a Photo in Photoshop
In this section, we are going to outline the subject using the selection that we have made. Press Control-Shift-N on your keyboard to create a new layer and name it Outline.
Now choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), Right-click anywhere inside the canvas, choose Stroke, and enter the settings below. Then, press Control-D on your keyboard to deselect the selection.
You Made It!
Congratulations, you've succeeded! You've now learned how to make an outline of an image in Photoshop, and how to outline something in Photoshop. Here is our final image outline in Photoshop:
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