Photoshop: How to Quickly Create the Look of Pencil Drawings

Photoshop: How to Quickly Create the Look of Pencil Drawings



hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV I'm going to show you how to create the look of pencil drawings from photos this is an update of similar tutorials I've done on earlier versions of Photoshop the results in this version is more nuanced open a photo you'd like to use for this project I downloaded this one and the others from Shutterstock to ensure that your results will look similar to mine let's check your photo size and resolution go to image and image size make its width and height approximately this amount give or take a few hundred pixels but make sure it's resolution is a hundred fifty pixels per inch next we'll convert our image into a smart object so we can modify it non-destructively it'll also allow us to replace our photo with another without having to redo the effects to do this click the icon at the upper right of the layers panel and click convert to smart object make a copy of the layer by pressing ctrl or command J click the adjustment layer icon and click black and white this desaturates the color from all the layers below it in the layers panel hide the copy and make the bottom layer active go to filter and filter gallery open the distort folder and click diffuse glow make the graininess 10 the glow amount 5 and the clear amount 7 at the lower right corner click the add filter icon immediately it added our last filter click the bottom one which will change open the texture folder and click texturizer the texture is sandstone the scaling is a hundred percent the relief is four and the light is from the top we now have two filters apply to our photo diffuse glow and texturizer make the copy visible and active go back to filter and filter gallery Hite both filters and open the stylize folder click glowing edges and make it visible make the edge width to the edge brightness 20 and the smoothness 15 click the adjustment layer icon and click invert to restrict it to affect just the Edge's layer click the clipping mask icon or press alt control G on Windows or option command G on a Mac you can also go to layer and create clipping mask make the glowing edges layer active and change its blend mode to linear burn we'll make the outline more transparent by reducing its opacity I'll reduce it to 50% I'd like to make the mid-tones a bit darker if you want to do the same for your image click the top layer to make it active and click the adjustment layer icon click levels trick the input mid-tones slider to the right to make the midtone stalker lastly if your image has some pencil lines that look a bit too strong we can make them look less dense by making the glowing edges layer active and clicking the layer mask icon to make a layer mask next to the glowing edges layer open your brush tool and brush picker pick a soft brown brush we'll adjust its size in a moment make its hardness 0% and the opacity approximately 35% its flow is a hundred percent to adjust your brushes size make sure your caps-lock key is off and press the right or left bracket key on your keyboard now brush over the lines that you'd like to make more transparent this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV thanks for watching you

17 thoughts on “Photoshop: How to Quickly Create the Look of Pencil Drawings

  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Beautiful job!! Thanks my big teacher Marty!!

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    LOVE IT thanks marty

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Thank you! It's the best tutorial that I can find to transform a photo in a Pencil drawing! 🙂

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    request tutorial photoshop painting paint over photo – anime style

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Krystal Clear tutorial Marty! In Case you missed it …

    http://Instagram.com/algirdasdesign

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    How many children do you have

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Что это за гумункул?

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Amazing. thank you

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Fantastic Sir 👌👌 excellent work

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Now I can surprise my family with my wonderful sketches. 😁😅

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Always amazing!

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    love from india

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    Very good! Thanks for another very imaginative – and yet simply stepped – idea! 👍

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