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How to enhance a pencil effect photo???

How to enhance a pencil effect photo???

How to enhance a pencil effect photo???

I followed a tutorial to change a photograph to make it look like a pencil sketch. The steps I took are:
1. Layers-Duplicate
2. Colors-Negative
3. Colors-Greyscale
4. Colors-Increase Color Depth-16 Million Colors
5. Dodge on Copy of Background
6. Image-Blur-Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 3.50

I tried to adjust the radius to increase the grey and edges of eyes, eye brows, lips, nose and face but that does not help. Can anyone teach me how to do the enhancement?

newbie says thanks :)

RE: How to enhance a pencil effect photo???

You might try the colors > Adjust > Brightness/contrast option, and reduce the contrast a little.


RE: How to enhance a pencil effect photo???

Thanks Mike, that helped a bit.

I've got many images to do the sketch conversion and I don't want to repeat the same steps over and over again. Is there any way that I can do it with just 1 click, like plug-in or somethings?

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