Turn your photo into a pencil sketch in Photoshop

Category: Illustration Effects

In the world of Photoshop, some effects are timeless classics. Turning a portrait photo into a sketch is one of them. With just a few simple clicks, any portrait can be turned into a beautiful drawing, and any photographer can feel like an accomplished graphic artist.

In this tutorial, Steve Patterson from Photoshop Essentials guides you step by step as you learn how to easily convert any portrait into a black and white pencil sketch with Photoshop. But it doesn’t end there. Steve also shows you three easy ways to colorize the sketch, first using the photo’s original colors, then using a single color, and finally, you’ll learn how to colorize your sketch using a gradient! As always, Steve explains every step along the way so everyone can follow along.

Mastering Your Photoshop Skills Is Easier Than You Think

Mastering Your Photoshop Skills Is Easier Than You Think

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