I'm Sorry!!!

Started Jun 11, 2002 | Discussions thread
OP Lynda Logan Contributing Member • Posts: 562
Revised Instructions...

Sorry everyone, but I have had a couple of emails about my instructions. It seems I have left out one step. Please note #4 flatten layers was added to the first section.

Realistic Pencil Sketches - By Lisa (sorry I do not know her last name) She is credited with the first 3 steps.

Create realistic pencil sketches from color photos quick and easy.

1. This is a quick and easy method rendering realistic looking pencil sketches from photographs. (Best on even toned photographs.) Open an image style you want to convert to a pencil sketch.

2. Make a duplicate layer then with the copy layer active. Select Image/Adjust/Invert. Next select Image/Mode/Grayscale and do not flatten the image.

3. Go to the layers palette and change the Blend Mode of the copy layer to Color Dodge. The image will all but disappear. Don’t worry we are about to bring it back. Select Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur and adjust blur radius between 2.5 and 3.5 (these number vary greatly with the image) for a natural looking pencil sketch.

4. Flatten layers.

Pastel Sketch

1. After creating a pencil sketch of your image Select/All and copy the sketch.
2. Open the original color image.
3. Paste the pencil sketch over the original image.

4. Use the History Brush set at - normal, 8% opacity, 38% flow. Go over image lightly. Let just a hint of color come through.

Final Step

Use Virtual Painter color pencil filter and fade slightly.

Lynda Logan wrote:
Thanks, Dave. Here are the steps I took.

I used these steps on both "The Face" and "I'm Sorry".

Realistic Pencil Sketches - By Lisa (sorry I do not know her last
name) She is credited with the first 3 steps.

Create realistic pencil sketches from color photos quick and easy.

1. This is a quick and easy method rendering realistic looking
pencil sketches from photographs. (Best on even toned photographs.)
Open an image style you want to convert to a pencil sketch.

2. Make a duplicate layer then with the copy layer active. Select
Image/Adjust/Invert. Next select Image/Mode/Grayscale and do not
flatten the image.

3. Go to the layers palette and change the Blend Mode of the copy
layer to Color Dodge. The image will all but disappear. Don’t worry
we are about to bring it back. Select Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur and
adjust blur radius between 2.5 and 3.5 (these number vary greatly
with the image) for a natural looking pencil sketch.

Pastel Sketch

1. After creating a pencil sketch of your image Select/All and copy
the sketch.
2. Open the original color image.
3. Paste the pencil sketch over the original image.
4. Use the History Brush set at - normal, 8% opacity, 38% flow. Go
over image lightly. Let just a hint of color come through.

Final Step

Use Virtual Painter color pencil filter and fade slightly.

Dave Jaseck wrote:
Lynda...Beautiful, looks like a charcoal drawing. Everything about
the picture is so delicate which matchs the subject. Are you going
to give us the benefit of how you did it?..Dave

Lynda Logan wrote:

This is my other granddaughter.

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