I love the idea of doing it for newlyweds or as a baby shower gift. I use Photoshop CS4…not all photoshop is created equal. Jeremy took this photo and it was late in the evening and we were moving a bunch so the original was blurry…but that’s okay!!! I like to look for profile shots – they show the face so much better. (shift and P are the shortcut) Make sure your color is on black and the shape layers box is selected (indicated by red arrows below). Basically we are outlining the entire picture with little dots….it’s like connect the lines.
This method works but there are several ways to skin a cat…not that I condone skinning anything. Also I like it when the legs are separated a little…and when there is little overlap of limbs. Also, you may want to adjust your opacity till it’s down near 50% (I circled it in red)…that way you can see what you are outlining.
In my role as moderator of the member forums over at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Website, I routinely help struggling users to come to grips with the powerful, yet temperamental program we all love.
Some of the most common problems are the easiest to solve, but like many technical problems, the answer often lies in knowing how to ask the question.
The next time you open the RAW file, ACR will use the adjustments stored in the lose the for that file and you start over.