turn photo into a pencil sketch [tutorial]

ljyanna

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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.
duplicate.jpg


Step 3: Use Image->Adjustment->Invert (or Ctrl+I by default), then the image will look like a negative.
invert.jpg


Step 4: From the layer palette, set the blending options as Color Bodge.
color.jpg


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!
pencil-sketch.jpg

 
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Nice one. Thanks. :)
 

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I agree, great post :)
 

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Re: Mini tutorial - pencil sketch

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
if this is turning into Monty Pything
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]
 

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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]

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

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?
Photoshop.
I am not familiar with GIMP, so i don't whether it can be made with it.
 
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This is an awesome post .. Thanx for posting it .
 

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Very cool, thanks for the great tutorial.
 

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- 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?

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.

Image1.jpg


Step 2: Now click Layers -> Duplicate.

Image2.jpg


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

Image3.jpg


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

Image4.jpg


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

Image5.jpg


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

Image6.jpg


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
 

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Re: Mini tutorial - pencil sketch

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

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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?)
 

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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?
 

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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*
 

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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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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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