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How to create a Silhouette in Adobe Illustrator? (Part 2)

Silhouette in Adobe Illustrator

In previous tutorial I had taught you to create a Silhouette using Image Trace option and in today’s tutorial I will show you how you can create a Silhouette using the Pen Tool.

Creating a Silhouette using a Pen Tool is one among the various ways of creating a Silhouette in Adobe Illustrator. You can easily create a Silhouette with the help of Pen Tool by tracing the image and using few more tools of Adobe Illustrator.

Let’s take a detail look on how a Silhouette is created using a Pen Tool-

Step 1

Start with choosing a good quality image for your Silhouette. Then open the Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Select File in the Menu Bar and then click on Place to add the image into the document.

I have chosen an image of a cheetah for my silhouette. (See in the below image)

Silhouette in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

 Now select the Pen Tool from the Tool Panel and start tracing the image by creating outline on the part of the image of which you want to create a Silhouette. As I want to create a silhouette of cheetah so I will draw outlines on the image of cheetah. If you are not familiar with the use of Pen Tool or you are scared of it then here is the solution. Click on the below link to learn how you can draw with Pen Tool.

You can see in the below image that I have created outline for the silhouette.

Silhouette in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

After creating the outlines, select them and drag the outline away from the image. If you want you can now delete the image.

Now fill color to the outline either Black or Brown. You can choose any dark color and after filling the color your Silhouette is ready.

Silhouette in Adobe Illustrator
In just 3 simple steps you can create Silhouette with the help of Pen Tool. If you liked this tutorial then write your views in the comment section and Do share this tutorial with others.


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