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Convert Image To Drawing 9

Convert a normal picture to a drawing using a few simple steps.

1. Open up a picture (I used the one you can see below).

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2. Duplicate the picture layer (layer – duplicate layer) and then desaturate those 2 layers (image – adjustments – desaturate).

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3. Select the top layer and invert it using CTRL+I or (image – adjustments – invert). Then set the blending mode of that layer to color dodge and change the opacity to 80%.

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4. In this last step just add a gaussion blur with the following settings to the top layer (filter – blur – gaussian blur) and you’re finished.

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5. Here you can see the difference bewteen the 2 pictures… It looks like the second one is a drawing of the first one, isn’t that cool and yet so simple?

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  1. Agilius says:

    Grate tutorial. It’s very simple. Keep up the good work!

  2. Maxblueman says:

    Good. It´s a quick way to simulate a drawing.

  3. Phil Knowles says:

    Good tutorial. Another one is to go to threshold and adjust the settings accordingly.

  4. Sarah says:

    Wow… Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  5. vlad says:

    I always forget how to do this, thanks for reminding me.

    Bless!

  6. tim Hanks says:

    Hmmm, good tutorial. I have used one of my own pictures and it worked well. Thank you.

  7. daniel visagr says:

    Wow, thanks for sharing!

  8. 3d shape drawing says:

    Wow, marvelous weblog layout! How lengthy have you ever been blogging for? You made running a blog look easy. The full look of your website is great, let alone the content!

  9. Lilian says:

    Thanks for sharing. It’s like finding little nuggets.

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