Any way to look like a pen and ink drawing?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Oh jeez!, Mar 1, 2005.

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    Oh jeez! Guest

    Looking for a way to turn a color scan of a painting to look like a
    pen/pencil and ink drawing like the machines in the mall do.
    Is there a plugin/filter that'll have better results than the standard
    ones. I'm basically trying to turn the oil painting into a 2 color
    black on white without it looking 'halftonish' and retaining a lot of
    the image clarity. I used the palette knife filter and it still looks
    a bit 'blobish'. I really like the effects of the machines at the
    mall. I guess I could take a print there...but if there is a filter or
    plugin I think the results would be better.
    Oh jeez!, Mar 1, 2005
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    Beachcomber Guest

    Photo into drawing:

    Shift + Ctrl +U

    Then Ctrl + J

    Then Ctrl + I

    Now in your layers palette change mode to colour dodge then go to Filter
    Blur> gaussian blur.
    Beachcomber, Mar 1, 2005
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    Stephan Guest

    That will give you a nice white canvas
    Why blur a white canvas?

    Stephan, Mar 1, 2005
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    Big Craigie Guest

    Just do it, it bloody works, the amount of guassian blur will determine how
    dark you want the "pencil" lines to be. This is the best one I've seen for
    doing this effect, so a big thanks to Beachcomber. Any more handy tips.

    Big Craigie
    Big Craigie, Mar 1, 2005
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    Beachcomber Guest

    That film star glow:

    Open head and shoulder portrait of your star to be.


    Filter >Blur >Gaussian Blur. Try 5.0 pixels.

    Lower the Opacity in the Layers Palette to 70%.

    In the Layers palette change the blend mode to Screen.

    This applies the glowing, blurred effect the film stars wish they really

    Move the Opacity slider to lessen or increase the effect.
    Beachcomber, Mar 1, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Hate to tell you this, but it works. Not as good as using Painter, but
    a bit better than the usual PS attempts.
    Hecate, Mar 1, 2005
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    Scruff Guest

    I tried this except afterwards I ran Ultrasharpen lite on it and it turns
    out pretty cool.
    Scruff, Mar 1, 2005
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    Kingdom Guest

    Great tips, thanks, loved the drawing one.

    On this one I omit the lowering of the opacity and use Overlay mode to
    soften and make the skin tones glow.
    Kingdom, Mar 2, 2005
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    Oh jeez! Guest

    Aesome! This is what it came out like. Very good for printing black on
    whilte. But if I just invert the image then it would look like a
    negative when printing on black. Any help with the same effect but for
    White on Black? Also is there any way to get it appear more "hand
    drawn" like the machines in the mall? Would any of the Sketch Filters
    work? Some of them just give me a black image.??
    Oh jeez!, Mar 2, 2005
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    Stephan Guest

    No it does not.
    When you set the layer mode to color dodge the canvas turns white!

    Stephan, Mar 2, 2005
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    Stephan Guest

    Desaturate, layer via copy, Invert and set mode to Color Dodge gives me
    a pristine white canvas.
    So what's going on?

    Stephan, Mar 2, 2005
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    Beachcomber Guest

    To finish and see the effect?
    You have to continue to Filter Blur> gaussian blur and move the slider to
    get the effect you prefer.
    Beachcomber, Mar 2, 2005
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    natex Guest

    Did you try the blur even??

    It works fine here.
    natex, Mar 2, 2005
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    Stephan Guest

    Why didn't you say so? :p
    OK, mea culpa.
    Just wasn't prepared to see anything coming out of the white canvas.

    Stephan, Mar 2, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    What's going on is you're missing the blur step. Just try it :)
    Hecate, Mar 2, 2005
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    Stephan Guest

    .... <--- (me look at the passing clouds, whistling a tune, lalalala...)

    Stephan, Mar 3, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    It's not going to go away, hon :)
    Hecate, Mar 3, 2005
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