Mini tutorial - pencil sketch

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by kenacngd, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. kenacngd

    kenacngd Guest

    Would you like to draw a pencil sketch? You are not good at drawing?
    Well, it doesn't matter, follow me, please.

    Step 1: Open your image in Photoshop, Choose
    Image->Adjustment->Desaturate (or Ctrl+Shift+U by default) to make the
    photo to black-and-white.

    Step 2: Click Layer-> Duplicate Layer, duplicate the background as
    background copy.

    Step 3: Use Image->Adjustment->Invert (or Ctrl+I by default), then the
    image will look like a negative.

    Step 4: From the layer palette, set the blending options as Color

    Step 5: Choose Filter->Blur->Guassian Blur, set the radius 4 pixels.

    Step 6: Don't forget to merge the layer at last. So, everything is

    Final work:

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    kenacngd, Jun 9, 2006
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  2. That is pretty cool since I can't draw a straight line
    computer2slow, Jun 21, 2006
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  3. I am a doll artist. I make patterns that look like dress patterns you
    would buy in a sewing store only they are drawn on ordinary printer
    paper. I usually work with pdf.

    Here is my question:
    How do I take my hand drawn (black marker) pattern and make it look
    like it is NOT hand drawn? And how to I get the text to be on the
    curvy lines? I just can not figure this out! I am tired of publishing
    hand-drawn patterns. It works but it isn't professional looking.

    Thank you sooo much
    rivkah rosenfeld
    RivkahRosenfeld, Jun 22, 2006
  4. kenacngd

    2 Guest

    Post a few examples on your site so we can see the problem.
    2, Jun 22, 2006
  5. kenacngd

    Rama Guest

    I think the best way would be to use the pen tool and trace over the
    lines on a new layer (I would assume it's mostly straight lines and
    simple curves). It would take a while at first if you're not familiar
    with the pen tool, but you could get pretty fast at it once you did a
    few (and use different colors, etc. to really customize if you wanted).
    Then to get the text to follow the curved lines, click on F1 and do a
    help search for "text on a path" (without quotations, of of course). It
    will step you through it.

    Also, just as an off-topic, but since you're into sewing, have you tried
    any of the pattern making software? I have one called PatternMaster
    Boutique that I really love (not affiliated, just love it). I know some
    of the women on the Patternmaster forum have talked about using the
    software to create custom doll clothes patterns for the American Girl as
    well as Barbie dolls. If you want to try the demo, it's at They also have a freebie program there called "Wild
    Things" for accessory patterns (purses, hats, and such).

    Rama, Jun 22, 2006
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