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Photoshop? Ain't nobody got time for that!
I don't have photoshop (mostly because I'd never use it) and sometimes I want a stencil but most tutorials for stencils use photoshop so....I looked some stuff up and... then... this tutorial happened(?). Yeah. Just check it out.

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  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 1
    Step 1

    If you do not have your image saved to your computer already, go to Google images (or whatever image site you want) and save one to your computer
    (Pick one that will be instantly recognized when used as a stencil)

  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Open MS Paint (or what ever version you have)

  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Open your image in MS Paint

  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Zoom in by going to view and selecting Zoom-
    Now using the Select tools (Both Box and Free-Form) cut away at the background and unwanted spaces/areas.

  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use the box select tool and create a box around your image, right click, and select Copy.

  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Open Microsoft Word (I have 2003 because my computer is old ._.), right click, and paste your image onto the page.

  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Adjust the size and layout.

  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Right click and select Format Picture

  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Change the Color to "Grayscale"
    Turn "Contrast" to 100%
    (This is where you start to get a stencil)

  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 10
    Step 10

    You should get something like this
    If you are happy with your result- go to step 12
    If you think its not 'JUST' right keep going

  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 11
    Step 11

    Optional: Go back to "Format Picture" and change the "Brightness"
    This can change the amount of dark and light spaces your stencil has
    -(.__.)-

  • How to make a stencil. How To Create A Stencil Without Photoshop! - Step 12
    Step 12

    Copy the image and paste it back into your Paint program
    Erase and fill in where needed to achieve desired stencil "look"
    This is starting to sound like a beauty tutorial XD The result may not look as good as the 1st "draft" but this will make it easier to use as a stencil.

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 723 projects

Great tutorial, did you make an Angry Cat one?

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