Can I use photoshop elements to make silhouettes out of pictures?

I want to make black silhouettes of my kids using digital pictures. I also want to be able to adjust the color in the background to be solid

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

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  • Yes. You can do this in a number of ways, but most will involve making a selection of the figure you want to silhouette and then filling that selection in with black (or your selected color). You will probably need to use multiple different selection tools and Refine Edge to make a good selection. You may want your fill to be on a secondary layer so you can make changes including the opacity and blend mode of the fill so that some details from your figure filter through.