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Creating a Beautiful Photoshop Pencil Drawing

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Creating a Beautiful Photoshop Pencil Drawing 

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Photo Tip Friday July 11, 2014

This week’s tutorial is about creating a beautiful Photoshop pencil drawing. There are times that you want to create something different, or perhaps experiment with something new, stretching your artistic vision to the next level. Adobe Photoshop provides plenty of tools for you to explore digital art and extend your artistic vision to a new horizon.

Photoshop is not just about cleaning the image or making some enhancements, it is about showing your creativity and unique perspective of art.  A few months ago I wrote an article about how to Colourize Black and White Photos in Photoshop. For this tutorial I am going to show you an easy way to create a pencil drawing from a digital photograph.

 

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Photoshop Pencil Drawing can take your artistic vision to the next level

Photoshop Pencil Drawing can take your artistic vision to the next level

 

You can even extend your creativity by adding background and texture to make the photo even more visually dynamic.

 

Original photo. It is a nice photo, but let's see what Photoshop can do to this photo

Original photo. It is a nice photo, but let’s see what Photoshop can do to this photo

 

Adding Photoshop Pencil Drawing and a little texture created a whole new image!

Adding Photoshop Pencil Drawing and a little texture created a whole new image!

 

Let’s get started creating Photoshop Pencil Drawing:

 

1- Open an image in Photoshop

 

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2- Copy the Background Layer (In Mac Command + J and in Windows Control + J)

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3- Select the Background Copy Layer (top Layer) and make an Adjustment Layer for Hue/Saturation, then make the Saturation to -100% (you will have a Black and White image)

 

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4- Now select the Background Copy Layer again and go to Blend Mode and select Colour Dodge

 

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5- While the Background Copy Layer is selected go to IMAGE > ADJUSTMENTS>INVERT

At this point you get an almost blank (white) page.

 

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6- Now go to FILTER> BLUR> GAUSSIAN BLUR and start adjusting the amount of Blur to your liking.

 

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8- Job is done! By adding a LEVELS Adjustment Layer, you can tweak the density of the image.

 

Photoshop Pencil Drawing tip

Photoshop Pencil Drawing tip

 

Have fun creating beautiful Pencil Drawings in Photoshop!

 

Did you know that our next Photoshop Bootcamp is scheduled for September 6?  If you enjoy exploring the many exciting possibilities of image editing, this hands-on class is for you.

 

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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