Hi there, this is Sony Jackson. And today I’m going to share with you a quick and easy way to convert your photos to a simple sketch Drawings Into Reality in Photoshop. You’re going to be using the good old ingredients- Blend Modes, Blend If and filters.
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Back in the magical world of Photoshop. And if you want to go ahead and download any of the photos shown in the tutorial, check the links in the description. So, here we have our surface image open, the surface on which we’re going to place the pencil sketch. So, let’s go to our Finder or Explorer and drag and drop in the subject over the canvas, right.
Over the canvas, not here, over the canvas. Now it’s time for us to adjust it. Let’s rotate it a little bit. Let’s make it a little smaller and place it over the notebook, just like this. Now when it’s time for us to mask out the areas which we do not want in the pencil sketch. With the Subject layer selected, click on the Mask button right there.
Now, take the brush, make sure the foreground color is black, because black hides, make the brush a little bigger, with a soft brush just erase the areas which you do not want.
I want to decrease the flow to about 20% because want to fade the bottom of the subject just like that. You might as well want to go even lower to maybe 10% when you’re working on the subject. Now, when you’re not working on the subject, you can always go higher, maybe 40% and just erase the areas which you do not need.
Now let us adjust the subject again. With the Subject layer selected, press Ctrlor Command + T, and now, let’s make it a little smaller, place it right over here that seems to be nice. And this looks all right.
Now, once you’re ready with this, hit Enterer Return. Because we want to have the fading of the subject, have a look here, the fading of the subject needs to be a part of the filter, not just a normal fading. And for that we need to add a white background. So, with the Background selected, click on the Adjustment layer icon and choose a Solid Color and choose the color White.
Now, don’t worry about it. It will be hidden because we’re going to change the Blend Mode to Multiply. Now, as we can see, there’s a little bit area left over here. So select the Subject Mask, take the brush, black as the foreground color and just paint black on it. It’s fine.
Now, we need to select both, the Subject anthem color Fill layer. So, select the Subject layer, hold the Ctrlor Command, and select the Color Fill layer. Right click on it and choose Convert to Smart Object. Now it’s all one.
Now, if you want to access the Mask or any of the Properties, you can always double click on the thumbnail, a new document will show up with the Mask and everything, the background layer as well. And if you want to change anything, change it right here and go to File – Save and it will update the original document. I don’t want to do anything.
So I’m just going to simply close this down. Now, let’s change the Blend Mode from Norm alto multiply because multiply is the Blend Mode which darkens stuff. And the Blend Mode – Multiply hides everything which is 100% white.
Have a look at it; it’s already giving you nice effect. Now it’s time for us to apply the Pencil Sketch Filter. So let’s go to Filter – Filter Gallery. Now inside of that, just make sure this just one filter right there.
If there are more, you’re going to select them and click on the Delete button right there. So we’re going to go under Sketch, and under Sketch, you’re going to find Graphic Pen, and it automatically gives your image very nice sketch effect. Let’s zoom in. And there are values that you can control. You can control the Stroke Length, whatever you want, but, I’m going to keep it at 9. 9 works fine for me, and Light/Dark Balance, I’m going to leave it at 57. You can play with it.
See what works for your image. Stroke Direction can be anything you want. You can keep it Horizontal, you can keep it Left Diagonal. Let’s leave it at Right Diagonal for this example, and just hit OK. It’s wonderful, isn’t it? But if you zoom in, there’s one problem. When we sketch with a pen or a pencil on a piece of paper, it’s never 100% black.
So, to add a little bit of realism, we need to include the texture of the paper into the subject, off. With black as the foreground color, you can just erase them off. Leave some; you don’t have to erase them all. Just the ones that are out of the page.
So, erase them and we are good to go. Have a look at this. Isn’t this looking wonderful? So there you go a quick and easy way to convert your photos to a simple pencil sketch in Photoshop. Just a quick little recap. We used two concepts here.
Number 1, the Blend Mode – Multiply. The Multiply Blend Mode hides everything which is 100% white and only darkens. With the help of the Multiply Blend Mode, we were able to bring the texture of the paper in the white areas.
Now, to bring the texture in the dark areas, we used Blend If. The second thing that we used in here, the second major thing, was the Graphic Pen filter. So, simply go to Filter Gallery and Graphic Pens. Do check out the other filters as well. There are some really cool filters.
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