Once you have inserted a clipart image into your publication, there are many ways to manipulate it. One unique method is to create a silhouette from an image. This is easier to do than you might think, and can create the ideal graphic for your publication. You can use any media type, such as an illustration or a photo.
Insert the image you want to use as your silhouette template. In Publisher 2007 or 2003, go to the Objects toolbar and click on AutoShapes. Point to Lines and select Freeform. In Publisher 2010, go to the Insert tab. Click on Shapes and then click Freeform.
Using your mouse, draw the shape around the border of the part of the clipart image you want to use for your silhouette. Move the mouse and click to make points around the shape. Depending on how curved and intricate the image is, you may have to make several points around it. Continue completely around the image until you click on the very first point where you began.
In Publisher 2003 or 2007, right-click the shape and select Format. On the Colors and Lines tab, select a fill color and a line color. In Publisher 2010, go to the Format tab under Drawing tools and select a Shape Fill and Shape Outline.
You can embellish your silhouette by tracing other elements of the clipart, such as a shirt collar or decoration and adding it.