How to Create a Colored Sketch in Photoshop

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This tutorial is to help you learn how to create a colored sketch or drawing.  This technique can turn regular photos into elaborate realistic colored drawings.  Once you have your picture open in photoshop:

1. Make a Duplicate of the background layer, (Layer>Duplicate Layer).

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2. With the new layer selected, convert the photo to a sketch.
a. Image>Adjustments>Desaturate

b. Filter>Stylize>Find Edges

c. Adjust the Levels if Necessary
(Image>Adjustments>Levels)

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3. Make a duplicate of the original background layer, (with the bottom layer selected go to Layer>Duplicate Layer)

4. Then click, hold and drag the new layer to the top.

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5. With the top layer change the layer blending mode to Hard Light.

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6. Then change the layer opacity to around 75%.

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3 Comments

  1. Jayesh says:

    Awesome

  2. Anji says:

    Followed this tutorial to make an image for a friend! Thanks so much!!!

  3. Very simple, very cool. Thanks, author for sharing a difficult task by easiest way, so that new image editor can do the task for their own.

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