How to Create Your Own Pumpkin Stencil
There are plenty of great places online to find a variety of Halloween pumpkin stencils for carving, like Pinterest or Zombiepumpkins.com.
But what if you really, really have to have your favorite character from a show or comic—or something else that you just can't find premade? That's what this pumpkin stencil guide is for!
We'll walk you through the easiest way to convert an image into a usable pumpkin stencil to create that extra special jack-o-lantern this Halloween. So go find that perfect image to convert into a pencil stencil and follow along.
Notes: We'll be using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign for this, but you can do this with other image-editing software, as well.
The guide will be in two parts essentially:
- In the first series of steps, we'll show you the basic way to convert a simple image like a logo or large shape.
- Next, we'll move on to a more advanced pumpkin stencil, showing you strategies to conceptualize the pumpkin into a finished jack-o-lantern to help create the stencil.
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