Creating a Beautiful Photoshop Pencil Drawing
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 shows your creativity and unique perspective of art. A few months ago, I wrote an article about Colourize Black and White Photos in Photoshop. For this tutorial, I will show you an easy way to create a pencil drawing from a digital photograph.
You can even extend your creativity by adding background and texture to make the photo even more visually dynamic.
Let’s get started creating Photoshop Pencil Drawing:
1- Open an image in Photoshop
2- Copy the Background Layer (In Mac Command + J and Windows Control + J)
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)
4- Now select the Background Copy Layer again and go to Blend Mode and select Colour Dodge
5- While the Background Copy Layer is selected, go to IMAGE > ADJUSTMENTS>INVERT
At this point, you get an almost blank (white) page.
6- Now go to FILTER> BLUR> GAUSSIAN BLUR and start adjusting the amount of Blur to your liking.
8- Job is done! By adding a LEVELS Adjustment Layer, you can tweak the density of the image.
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