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Outlining Stencil Tutorial (using Photoshop)

 

So I made this little guide to help people who have designs and want to make their own stencils. I actually found this totally by accident - but it comes in very handy - and hopefully for you now too. 

First, open the design you'd like to stencil with Photoshop. 

 

You'll notice right away that the lines at this point may be way too thin and light to use with your average thermal stencil printer/copier. If your lines are too thin, continue the steps below to add more weight to the lines:

 

You may find that your lines are at a usable size at this point, but you can continue to increase the line weight using the steps below:

Hopefully your resulting image will give you something like this:

I hope you find this helpful! Feel free to use this mandala design for tattooing.