Mighty Life List
May 22 2014

Photo Balloon Heads

This is my boyfriend Brad in balloon form. For Brad’s birthday, I wanted to have a bunch of balloons printed with his face, because hilarious. But then I couldn’t find anywhere that would do it for less than $120, and this was more of a $20 level of hilarity.

So we asked a friend to Photoshop Brad’s image to make it pop a little more. You can achieve a similar effect by changing your image to black and white in Photoshop and then adjusting the threshold numbers:

Image> Adjustments > Threshold
Check preview box
Adjust numbers until you get the effect you want

Then we photocopied the results, cut them out, and taped them to the balloons.

Hello, mister.

We used one of these adhesive dispensers, and just ran a line of tape up the center of Brad’s face and left the edges as they were.

He liked them, and we like him. Happy birthday, Bradley! Hugs for everyone.

6 Responses to “Photo Balloon Heads”

  • gab Says:

    cute on all levels: boyfriend, project, and especially the hug at the end. love it!

  • Kat Says:

    I like this very much (both the balloons and your fella). Nice work all around.

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  • Rachel Morris Says:

    So much fun!!!

  • Kate Says:

    So fun! Hugs all around indeed!

  • Alli Says:

    hilarious! wish i had seen this before M’s birthday. please try to remind me next year. both kids would find it wonderfully mortifying!