Converting a Photograph to look like Drawing?

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  1. andym172 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to convert a photograph to look like a pencil drawing?

    If so, which piece of software enables you to do this?

    Thanks!

    Andy.
     
  2. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Re: Converting a Photograph to look like Drawing?

    Something like this:
     
  3. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    argh

    messed up the attachment
     

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  4. andym172 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but with more definite lines.

    The photo that I'm wanting to work on is of a window and is quite bold, hence needing definite lines in the drawing...
     
  5. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    you have PS? try the skecth and stylize filters. :D
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Painter 8, from Corel, is a natural media graphics application and can give you a starting point that looks like a drawing and gives you the tools to complete it in the same fashion.
     
  7. andym172 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have access to PS so will give that a go.

    Thanks for the advice! :)
     
  8. cb911 macrumors 601

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    also look up 'Digital Tutors' on google. they've got a good PhotoShop tutorial on making a photo look like a drawing.

    it's a really good tutorial, and you should be able to adapt it for your needs. :)
     
  9. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    i assume you want something like this...

    [​IMG]

    i made it black and white, fixed up the levels to not include too much white, copied the layer, gaussian blur a bit and brought the opacity of the top layer down, then on the bottom layer i added a bit of monochormatic gaussian noise.
     
  10. andym172 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Very nice! :)

    That's pretty much what I'm after!
     

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