Friday, 7 August 2009

Photo sketch effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a photo sketch effect. This effect turns your photos into a hand drawn sketch. I have used a free stock image of dog which is available from: www.sxc.hu.

Photo sketch effect

Step 1

Open an image in Photoshop and duplicate the layer by pressing Ctrl + J.




Step 2

Remove the colour from the image by selecting Image > Adjustment > Desaturate. You should get the following black and white image like below:




Step 3

Duplicate the layer again by selecting Ctrl + J. Then invert the image by selecting Image > Adjustment > Invert.




Step 4

From the layers panel change the blending option to Colour Dodge. You image may turn completely white.




Step 5

Select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and adjust the radius to your preference. I have selected a 5 pixel radius, but you can experiment with your image. Dragging the slider more to the right will create a more emphasized image.


Step 6

Merge all your layers together by selecting all your layers pressing Ctrl + E.



You should now have a photo sketch effect.

4 comments:

lyla 7 August 2009 10:31  

Easy to understand tutorial!Thanks for sharing!

rewarded for being me 8 August 2009 21:37  

Great instruction I learned something

Barb H 8 August 2009 22:20  

that is the easiest photo shop I have seen congratulations

Jahanzaib 18 October 2009 11:51  

Great Tutorial!
Now i can transform my own pictures

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