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Photo to sketch

This tutorial shows you how to turn a photo into a sketched image..

To start off, choose an image or photo you want to turn into a sketch. This is the one I selected, if you want to follow this tutorial, then you can download the picture i used HERE

First thing is to make sure that your image is in RGB mode, if its not, then you can convert it into RGB by going to: Image » Mode » RGB Color

Now switch over to your CHANNELS pallete, if you cant find it, go to Windows » Channels

now just select the GREEN channel:

Now go to Filter » Sketch » Graphic Pen

Now just adjust your stroke length and light/dark balance. Generally, we put the stroke to the higher end, around 13 or 14. and the Light Dark Balance around 70 - 80. You just adjust yours according to your image, different settings works better on different image.


- Now go to SELECT » All

- Then Edit » Copy

- Then File » New (just use the default settings because the size are already set from the clipboard)

- Then go to Edit » Paste

Essentially what we are doing here is copy the sketched channel from the other image to a new one so we keep the sketched image.

No apply some gaussian blur, Filter » Blur » Gaussian Blur

Set the radius to about 0.3 or 0.4

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