turn photo into a pencil sketch [tutorial]

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by ljyanna, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. ljyanna

    ljyanna OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Would you like to draw a pencil sketch? You are not good at drawing? Well, it doesn’t matter, follow me, please.

    Step 1: Open your image in Photoshop, Choose Image->Adjustment->Desaturate (or Ctrl+Shift+U by default) to make the photo to black-and-white.

    Step 2: Click Layer-> Duplicate Layer, duplicate the background as background copy.
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    Step 3: Use Image->Adjustment->Invert (or Ctrl+I by default), then the image will look like a negative.
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    Step 4: From the layer palette, set the blending options as Color Bodge.
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    Step 5: Choose Filter->Blur->Guassian Blur, set the radius 4 pixels.

    Step 6: Don’t forget to merge the layer at last. So, everything is done!
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  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Re: Mini tutorial - pencil sketch

    Nice lil tut ljyanna, thanks for posting it :)
     
  3. ~bk

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    Nice one. Thanks. :)
     
  4. Perris Calderon

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    Re: Mini tutorial - pencil sketch

    sweet
     
  5. Grandmaster

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    I agree, great post :)
     
  6. dreamliner77

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    Awesome post.
     
  7. Mainframeguy

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    interesting... one question though (which I am sure makes no difference to the technique working!)

    Why is "before" pic in monochrome and "after" pic in colour?

    Oh yeah, OK two questions - is the software in use PSP? Or Photoshop? Or GIMP? or will they all do this kinda thing and so you do not need to specify?

    Oh yeah OK that is five questions...
    and if this is turning into Monty Pything where are the vikings to SPAM the thread? lol :D :p

    [EDIT] this
    was a typo, but I decided this was Fujistic and should remain, because turning into Monty Python just does not have the same ring to it :D [/EDIT]
     
  8. ljyanna

    ljyanna OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Re: Mini tutorial - pencil sketch

    Sorry, I don't quite understand what you mean. :speechless:

    Photoshop.
    I am not familiar with GIMP, so i don't whether it can be made with it.
     
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  9. Johnny

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    This is an awesome post .. Thanx for posting it .
     
  10. Aprox

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    Very cool, thanks for the great tutorial.
     
  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

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    O.K. this is for all that may use Paint Shop Pro 9 or above.


    As originally posted by ljyanna, but with differences. Mostly as to location of the tools and/or commands.

    Step 1: Open image in PSP. Then click Image -> GrayScale.

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    Step 2: Now click Layers -> Duplicate.

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    Step 3: Now click Adjust -> Color Balance -> Negative Image.

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    Step 4: From the Layers Palette (usually set on right side of work window by default), set the blend mode to Dodge.

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    Step 5: Click Adjust -> Blur -> Guassian Blur. Again set the radius to 4 pixels.

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    Step 6: And finally merge the layers. Click -> Layers -> Merge -> Merge All (Flatten)

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    Now this in no way takes anything away from ljyanna. This is for any members that may use Paint Shop Pro ver9 or higher instead of PhotoShop. :D
     
  12. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Now if we can just Gimp it also, This would be the ultimate tutorial thread.
     
  13. hansrijf

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    Yeah! GIMP 4 me too!
     
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  14. ljyanna

    ljyanna OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks gonaads for sharing this! :)
     
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  15. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    /me waits for the GIMP tut on this great thread!

    (or are we going to new thread that in the Linux forum?)
     
  16. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    I don't really know. But if someone that uses GIMP can do up the sequence of events for this "Pencil Sketch" would be great, even if this is not the Linux section. This being the Creative Development/Graphic Design section kinda makes it an all OS type thread, don't ya think?
     
  17. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    I don't think that it matters being in the linux section, as the Gimp would be working with graphic design. *Still waiting for a Gimp tutorial*
     
  18. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    One quick thing. In Paint Shop Pro X the Negative Image tool is under the Image tab on the top bar. Everything else is basically the same.
     

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  19. X-Istence

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    I would do a GIMP one, but I can't download the gimp over an open wireless AP, I would feel bad for the people that own the AP if they would get extra charges because of bandwidth overages.
     
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  20. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    reps for your honesty!

    And get wired soon man!