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Photoshop Tutorial (1) : Photo to Pencil Drawing in Adobe Photoshop

There are only 5 steps to convert your Photo to Pencil Drawing.

(Original Picture)

Step 1: Open the photo that you would like to convert into Pencil Drawing in Adobe Photoshop.

Step 2: Press the short cut key Control + J key (CTRL + J) to duplicate the layer. After that, press CTRL + U and decrease the saturation value to -100.

Step 3: Press  CTRL + J again to duplicate the layer and press CTRL + I to make negative effect.

Step 4: Then choose the layer style to Color Dodge. You won’t see anything now (all become white).

Step 5: So, to view pencil strokes (or) depth of pencil tones please apply a Gaussian Blur (From Menu: Filters › Blur › Gaussian Blur) to the top of the layer to become a pencil drawing. Hence, the more you increase the pixel value they more you will see the dark tones of pencil strokes. If you want to have thin sketch lines (soft tones) .. please use lower pixel value.

NOTE: To see the effective result please check the Preview in Gaussian Blur Dialog box.

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Turn your photo into Pencil Painting

Thanks a lot my bro .. this article is so simple.. i like that .. if you have another lesson ,, please share to me,. why i’m trying to sit the exam of ACE. so i need more photoshop secret lesson ,,
thanks & regards

Bo Bo

Hi .. Bo Bo .. Thanks for your comment. I will put tutorials again and again. 🙂

Myo Han Htun

Thanks for your Tuts.
I will do that. 😀

pan pan

thanks a lot n looking forward for more photoshop tutorials.


@ Ruby

Thanks a lot for your comment. I will put more tutorials soon.

Myo Han Htun

wow.. that is so simple but it is great to me.. thanks bro.. you are great..


good job.. vry Nice.. i also wait ur next tutorial.. 🙂


so nice!

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Excuse me please My IP is has been blocked i can;t open this Photo shop tutorial

Please help me thanks

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MYO HAN HTUN My name is MYO HAN HTUN. You can call me my nick name "KO TOE". Currently, I'm working as a Web Designer/Systems Administrator in eLearning Courseware Production Center for online eLearning in one of the Universities in Thailand. I want to say "I am no Leonardo Da Vinci" before you are going to continue reading. But I love to say "I want to do all the way what I can do".

Wonder? I didn't attend the ART School and the computer graphic courses that I had studied were Photoshop and Coraldraw at a computer Center. Since I was a child, I became a self-taught how can I say "self study"? I had studied traditional painting especially in Pencil, Water Color and Oil Painting and worked as a Portrait Painter until late 1999.

I studied for bachelor degree in PHYSICS at University of Mandalay Institue in 1996 and finished B.Sc. PHYSICS in late 2002. I started exploring Computer fields in 1999. I attended and studied some of Computer subjects related to Systems Administration and Programming. I worked as a Computer Technician at DCD, a well known IT Company in Myanmar until 2003 before leaving further studies in Compufield, Mumbai, India. Then I studied Systems and Network Courses especially CISCO and earned Diploma in Network Engineering and certified myself as MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, MCSA, Microsoft Certified Systems Administration and A+ Certified Professional.

Now, I am working as a head of the section of Web Design/Development and Systems Administration for eLearning Courseware Production. Since 2001, I am working with my younger brother, MYO KYAW HTUN for Educational Software Development, Web Design and Web Devlopment in our spare time

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