Final Result


Image use in this tutorial is taken from this link –

Step 1

Open any images you wish to convert from a photo to sketch in photoshop. Duplicate the background layer by going to Layer – Duplicate Layer.

Step 2

Now desaturate the duplicated layer by going to Image – Adjustments – Desaturate.

Step 3

Duplicate the desaturated layer by going to Layer – Duplicate Layer. You should have 3 layers including your background layer.

Step 3

Invert the colour of this layer by going to Image – Adjustments – Invert.

Step 4

Change the blend mode of this layer to Color Dodge.

Step 5

Lastly, motion blur this layer by going to Filter – Blur – Motion Blur. Change the parameter of the angle and distance to your preference. For this tutorial, I set it to -45 degree for the angle and 450pixels for the distance.
Alternatively, you can also use other type of blur like Gaussian Blur, Radial Blur, etc.

Final Result

3 Responses so far.

  1. white
    June 15, 2011, 11:05 am

    good tips

  2. Glenn
    June 16, 2011, 12:53 am

    @White: Glad you like it.

  3. Brandilyn
    August 26, 2011, 3:40 pm

    It was dark when I woke. This is a ray of snusinhe.

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