How to Create a Colored Sketch in Photoshop



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).


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


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.


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


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


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4 responses to “How to Create a Colored Sketch in Photoshop”

  1. Anji says:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Rizwan says:

    Great work, very easy and useful

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