Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jo, My Sister

Studio Shots at Angel Lights Portraits, Photoshop effects by Yours Truly :))

Edited "Original' Picture

Sketch Effect

Artistic Cutout

My Photoshop program is dated, so it may be a waste of time if I tell you how I got these effects, but if you insist, post your comment if you'd like a step-by-step instructions.


  1. grain-speckle is nice.


  2. love the sketch Malou. love it too if you can share with me on how it is done.

  3. Thanks Malu, I love it.

  4. Hi Anonymous,

    Thanks for your interest. It would be helpful if you give me your email address for more questions, etc. As I mentioned my Photoshop is dated, so I am not sure if your version wlll have the same set-up as mine. Here are the steps:

    1. Open an image in PhotoShop.

    2. Create a copy of the background layer (Layer- >Duplicate Layer) and invert it. (Image- >Adjust- > Invert).

    3. Convert image to Grayscale (Image- > Mode- > Grayscale) and choose NOT to flatten the image.

    4. Set layer mode to "Color Dodge." This will at first make the layer look almost completely white.

    5. Now, bring out some of the pencil strokes by applying the Gaussian blur-filter (Filter-> Blur- > Gaussian Blur) and set "Radius" to somewhere between 1.5 and 5.0 pixels. The pixel size is up to you.

    If you set the "Radius" to a higher value, the image will look more like a pastel painting, rather than a sketch.

    Your pencil sketch steps are now done!


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