What a great CE Challenge we had last time with Helen's Kaleidoscope challenge! This got me thinking that these kaleidoscope creations would make wonderful colouring pages, which, as most of you will know, are all the rage these days. However, any image will work for this, so get creative, get printing and then relax while you do some colouring!
I took my kaleidoscope creation from the last challenge for this, and this is the colouring page I created with it:
Let's get started.
Open your image in Photoshop Elements and duplicate the Background Layer by hitting Ctrl+J on your keyboard.
Depending on the photo you use you may have to adust the levels and contrast to help Elements find the edges in your photo easier. To do this quickly use the Auto Levels (Shift+Ctrl+L on your keyboard) and Contrast (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+L), which can be found under the Enhance menu.
Let's remove the colour by going to the Enhance menu again, choosing Adjust Colour and then go to Remove Colour (Shift+Ctrl+U).
Time to let Elements find the edges; again, go the Filter menu, select Stylize>Find Edges. Your image will now contain lines and shading. In order to remove the shading the brightness and contrast need to be adjusted. Select the Enhance menu, Adjust Lighting>Brightness/Contrast.
I selected a Brightness of +50 and a Contrast of +30 for my photo; play around until you have something you are happy with.
Depending on your image you may wish to apply some sharpening using whichever method you prefer.
And there you have it; one page ready to be printed and coloured in.