I’ve been hacking my silhouette for a long time now. It takes a lot of time and effort and really, really good looking images to achieve my goal of being able to create my own silhouette. You can check out my silhouette hack here.
My silhouette hack is one of those things that I’ve hacked with a bit of a twist. Essentially, you can create your own silhouette using these two basic pieces of software.
The first is the software called Sima (a.k.a. Photomir), which gives you a very basic silhouette. It’s not as complicated as I’d like it to be, but it does its job. The second tool is called Freehand, which is essentially a free version of the Sima software. It does what its name suggests, it can create very detailed images.
It is worth noting that the other day I spent some time playing with the other software I use to create my silhouette, which is called ‘Pixomatic’. It’s a program that can create multiple, completely different, but still-human silhouettes. It does this by taking a photo of your face and then overlaying it with other still pictures of human bodies. The result is a very realistic and detailed silhouette.
That’s right. You just created a silhouette of yourself that is indistinguishable from any other human face. It’s a bit weird, but it’s actually quite cool to think of yourself as the only person on the planet with that kind of realistic silhouette. It’s a lot like being the only person in a haunted house.
It makes the creepy feeling a bit less creepy.
This one is a bit tricky, because the silhouette challenge is a bit tricky. A screenshot of your face is obviously a photo. But if you take a photo of a head and then overlay it with a still image of an object then you’ve taken the image of your face. Now you’ve just made a picture of the object, not your face.
One thing that helps is you can download a tool called Blur that will let you blend together a photo of your face with an image of your head to get a really realistic silhouette. Of course this doesn’t help with the hackable silhouette challenge since it has to be a face, unless you can find a way to get a photo of a head and apply a face to it.
So in this case I need to hack a silhouette with my face on it. And I can’t hack it with my face on it, so what can I do? I need to hack a silhouette with my face on it AND an image of an object. So I need to blend both together then overlay both together with a still image of an object.
That’s where the really cool stuff in this challenge begins. It’s not just a silhouette of my face, it’s a really realistic silhouette that can be used in many different ways. It can be a silhouette of a human skull, or a skull to create a sort of phantasmagoria of a skull. Or it can be a skull that’s just made of wire, and there’s a wire in the background that can be seen through a hole in the skull.