How to turn a photograph into a line drawing or sketch


How can I edit a photo so it ends up looking likje a sketch? Example:

6/5/2013 8:26:00 PM

Accepted Answer

You don't mention any particular software, but if you want to do this manually it is a similar process in Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp or Inkscape:

  • Open or paste your image in a new document
  • Lower the opacity of this first background layer so you can work on top of it. You can also convert this layer to black & white so it's easier to tell the difference in shading.
  • Create a new layer above it
  • Using brushes or vector shapes, re-draw the lines in the new layer following the darker areas.
6/5/2013 8:30:00 PM

Open it as a background in Artrage and trace away.