Join John McWade for an in-depth discussion in this video The (very!) versatile art of the silhouette, part of Graphic Design Tips & Tricks.
- Hi everyone, John McWade, today we're taking…a quick look at the art of the silhouette.…A silhouette is basically your shadow,…it's a flat image with no interior detail,…which makes it really easy to design with,…really versatile and just a great tool to have…in your toolbox.…The biggest asset of the silhouette is it's ability…to hide detail,…let me show you why that's good.…This is basically a throw away image.…She's looking really bored,…she's perspiring, she's having a bad hair day,…she's wearing an incredibly distracting skirt,…the background color is bleh,…but trace her silhouette, replace her bad hair…with good hair and all those problems go away.…
Put her top back on and wow this is a great little image.…With the distractions it was hard to see…that her pose is actually good,…but the real asset is that now all eyes are focused…on the product and not on her and it was easy.…Look again, here's where we started,…and here's where we are.…All we did was trace an outline.…Let's turn this into something useful,…
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