This photoshop tutorial is to help you learn how to convert photos into good looking sketches. And then if you want to learn more we will show you how to make an inverse sketch. Ok after you have the picture that you want to work on open in photoshop:
1. In the Image menu select Adjustments and then Desaturate. (Image>Adjustments>Desaturate.) And it should turn black and white like shown on the left.
2. Then in the Filter menu select Stylize and then Find Edges. (Filter>Stylize>Find Edges). It should look something like whats shown on the left. In this picture the result seems a little too bright, in order to bring out more of the black:
3. Use a Levels Adjustment Layer, (Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Levels) to bring out more of the black if you want.
Ok, that’s all there is to making a good sketch, now if you want to make an inverse sketch here’s how:
4. Make a duplicate layer of the Background layer, (Layer>Duplicate Layer). And then change the Layer Mode to Exclusion. When your done your layer menu should look like this on the left.
For Further Training on Photo Effects:
Check out this best-selling eBook on how to do amazing photography tricks and photoshop effects. It can be found here: Trick Photography and Special Effects
Like This Article?
Don't Miss The Next One!
Join over 100,000 photographers of all experience levels who receive our free photography tips and articles to stay current: