In this tutorial I will show you techniques to quickly and easily how to transform a color photo into a pencil sketch. Let's follow this step by step tutorial!
Open a photo in Photoshop I used the photo of my favorite movie actor Mark Wahlberg you can use your own favorite photo.
Press Ctrl + J to copy the photos click the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer and select Black and White.
Activate layer 1 and change the Blend mode to Color dodge.
Go to the menu Image -> Adjustments -> Invert (Ctrl + I) this step will make the picture be white. Then select the menu Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur.
Click the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer and select Levels.
To sharpen the black you can use the Brush Tool and set it as shown below.
The final result.