How to apply sketch effect in Photoshop

Here, I will show you how to very easily turn any picture into a sketch in Adobe Photoshop.

I somehow happened to spare myself some time from Trickvilla. Aimlessly surfing on Facebook,  I noticed that I had not updated my profile picture for quite a long time now.

Wondering what to upload next, I opened up my Adobe Photoshop CS5 and gave my current profile pic a new look by “sketching” it, virtually.

Have a look on how to do it:

  1. Open up an image in Photoshop
    Hilary Duff 
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+U to de-saturate it.
    Hilary Duff Desaturated 
  3. Press Ctrl+J to duplicate your original layer.
    Duplicate layer 
  4. Select your duplicate layer & press Ctrl+I to invert colors of your image.
    Hilary Duff inverted colors 
  5. Change the color mode of you duplicate layer to color dodge
    Color Dodge 
  6. Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Keep trying different values for  radius to obtain a better sketch.
    My preferred radius:7.0
    Gaussian Blur
  7. Save your new sketch version of the image. ;)
    Hilary Duff Sketch

 

Video Tutorial for Sketch Effect

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