How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

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How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

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!

Step 1
Open a photo in Photoshop I used the photo of my favorite movie actor Mark Wahlberg you can use your own favorite photo.

Step 2
Press Ctrl + J to copy the photos click the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer and select Black and White.

How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

Step 3
Activate layer 1 and change the Blend mode to Color dodge.

How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

Step 4
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.

How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

Step 5
Click the Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer and select Levels.

How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

Step 6
To sharpen the black you can use the Brush Tool and set it as shown below.

How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch

The final result.

How to Transform a Color Photo into Pencil Sketch


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