Turning image into drawing

Posted: August 21, 2012 in Photoshop
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Today, I will use the image below and create a new action for your photoshop, namely Pencil Drawing action.

STEP ONE

Open an image that you want to add the effect.

STEP TWO

Go to ‘Window’ –> and open the ‘Actions’ panel.

STEP THREE

Click the ‘Create new action’ icon.

Name this new action as ‘Pencil Drawing’ and then hit the ‘Record’ button.

STEP FOUR

Duplicate your background layer by clicking command + J.

Rename the new layer as ‘BW’.

Desaturate the image by clicking command + shift + U.

Again, duplicate the BW layer by clinking command + J.

Rename the BW layer as ‘Sketch’.

STEP FIVE

To invert the image, click command + I.

Change the blend mode into ‘Color Dodge’.

It is fine to see your whole image turned into all white.

Go to ‘Layer’ –> ‘Smart Objects’ –> ‘Convert into Smart Objects’.

STEP SIX

Then go to ‘Filter’ –> ‘Blur’ –> ‘Motion Blur’.

Adjust the angle value to 34 and distance to 387 pixels.

STEP SEVEN

Select back the BW layer and duplicate the layer.

Rename the layer as ‘Details’.

Drag the ‘Details’ layer up to the top, above the Sketch layer.

Then go to ‘Filter’ –> ‘Stylize’ –> and choose ‘Glowing edges’.

Adjust the ‘Edge Width’, ‘Edge Brightness’ and also the ‘Smoothness’ value as in the photo below.

STEP EIGHT

Now, the image should be black in color with some white outline.

But then, click command + I to invert the image.


Set the blend mode into ‘Multiply’ and the image will look like this.

STEP NINE

Go to the adjustment panel and choose ‘Levels’.

Adjust the values as follow.

STEP TEN

Go back to the Actions panel and click the Stop button with a square icon at the bottom of the panel.

Now, we have successfully created a new action in your photoshop.

DONE!

With this new action, now you can apply this action to other images with only one steps now.

Reference link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVUua9CzUiM

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