This Quick Tip tutorial will guide you through the process of making a vector portrait rapidly. A picture will be used as a guide for black and gray paths. We’ll review some shortcuts that will allow you to achieve good quality results with few steps and minimum fuss.
Open the photo in Photoshop, unlock the layer. Using the Pen Tool, create a path around yourself. After the path is completed, with the Pen Tool still active, right-click it within the image and select Make Selection. A new menu will pop up, set the Feather Radius to 0 px and press OK. Now you have the selection, and while it is still active, press the Add Layer Mask button, which is under the layers panel. Now the background of your photo should be white.