Turning photos into colored pencil sketch

In this tutorial we will show you how you can make a colored pencil sketch from a photograph with your photoshop or photoshop elements.

Here’s the before and after picture:

color pencil sketch Photoshop Tutorial

Step 1: Open your file (file>open or ctrl +o)

Step 2: Make a duplicate of your backgound layer (layer>duplicate layer or by dragging your background layer to create new layer button in your layer pallete).

Colored Pencil Sketch Photoshop Tutorial

Step 3: Turn that layer to Black & White (Image>Image Adjustments>Desaturate)

Colored Pencil Sketch Photoshop Tutorial

Step 4: Now copy your background copy layer (layer>duplicate layer or by dragging your background layer to create new layer button in your layer pallete).

Colored Pencil Sketch Photoshop Tutorial

Step 5: Invert the background copy 2 layer (ctrl +i)

Step 6: Change the layer mode to color dodge, and you should be hardly to see anything on your image.

Colored Pencil Sketch Photoshop Tutorial

Step 7: Now apply gaussian blur to that layer. Play around with it until you get the desired look. Here’s mine with 20.5 pixel

Colored Pencil Sketch Photoshop Tutorial

Step 8: You’ve got yourself a b&w pencil sketch. Now for some colors, click your ‘background copy’ layer and expriment with the opacity for the desired look. I like it mine with 65%

Colored Pencil Sketch Photoshop Tutorial

That’s it!

color pencil sketch Photoshop Tutorial


See also: Photoshop Tutorials





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