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Turning photos into drawings

Discussion in 'Artwork Zone' started by Juke99, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Earlier today I was asked how I make photos look like drawings.

    Actually, the reason I did this on a few graphics is because the quality of the original image wasn't great....so I figured I'd "hide" the imperfections by filtering the photo..

    I also use this filtering technique if I want to make something look more "historical"

    So, we start with this one (which actually happens to be a good photo)

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    Next, I applied some brush strokes to it

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    The result I got is a bit too "harsh" to my eyes...So I added a "colored pencil" filter to soften the image a bit...

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    And I got this:

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    The result is too heavy...so I faded the effect by selecting " fade colored pencil" from the drop down...keep in mind, any alteration that you make on a picture can be faded...so lets say for instance you "sharpen" an image...if you go to "edit" just like in the above example, you would see "fade sharpen"..once you select this, a box will appear with a slider on it...simply move the slider until you like the effect.

    Finally, I went to the "blur" filter and blurred the image slightly, just to soften it again...

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    Again, this is a simplified example...but it's a pretty effective method

    :)


    This pic, btw, was the same one I used for this wallpaper...again, by messing with the filters, the picture looks more "historic" and fits the stone back ground better..

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  2. jacs

    jacs I'd Hit It

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    you should make a sub forum for tutorials.
  3. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Working on it.. :)
  4. Mr. Fantasy

    Mr. Fantasy Woohitz

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    I agree, that would be awesome...
  5. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    It's a huge goal of mine...

    We have some pretty awesome stuff coming...just stay tuned.

    :)
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I would also reccommend a plugin available for Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro called "Buzz":

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    There are also some good scripts you can run in Paint Shop Pro:

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  7. Tio

    Tio Armchair QB

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    Ya know in Paintshop pro, all you have to do is a simple blur and sharpen...
  8. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    That's cool....

    I'm not favoring one over another...

    If you have any other tips, etc you could share about Paintshop Pro or any other programs, that would be great.

    Thanks..

    :)
  9. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    true that... tips aqre always welcome from ANYONE...

    Let me also mention to you PSP users that the same plugins that work in Photoshop also work in Paint Shop Pro...
  10. jacs

    jacs I'd Hit It

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    does someone nkows h ow to use flash?

    man that program is a beotch
  11. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    There is a VERY high learning curve to Flash... I have done a few modules... and it is pretty cool... but you must invest a lot of time in learning it...

    One day I will learn it extensively and maybe do some bang-type stuff...
  12. jacs

    jacs I'd Hit It

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    i downloaded some video training stuff but it's stil an fing beotch :banghead: :banghead:
  13. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Yes it is... I tend to think those that have a video editing background would tend to pick up on it a bit faster...

    I go way back with Macromedia products... they are not for the weak of heart and are more geared towards the professional...

    They make excellent products with a high learning curve...
  14. jacs

    jacs I'd Hit It

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    yup, allthough i am getting better with dreamweaver but i dont have enough time to try and learn like 3 or 4 programs at once
  15. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Ditto flash...

    And in the meantime, along with Photoshop, I am in the process of self teaching on the piano...

    Figure I mastered the guitar that way...and I'm self taught about women...so if I learn the piano, I'm knowledgeable about two of three...that ain't bad.

    :)
  16. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    juke, it's funny you made this thread about making pictures look like drawings. I don't know if you've heard about Keanu Reeves' upcoming movie (A Scanner Darkly), but it is exactly that. The entire film has been gone over to look like an actual moving drawing. Here's a link to the trailer:

    http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2665143?htv=12&htv=12
  17. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Day late, dollar short...I missed my big chance...damn...the story of my life.. :)

    Actually that's pretty cool stuff....thanks for the link.

    You should join us lunatics back here and try creating some graphics...it's a very supportive group...well except for TrickBlue...he's got Photoshop envy.

    :D
  18. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I built our company site using dreamweaver... flat out the best html product on the market...
  19. jacs

    jacs I'd Hit It

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    i could'nt have made my web site without it.
  20. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    yep... Jacs speaks the truth... for all of you html guys... Dreamweaver ranks a solid "10"... the next closest competitor struggles to get a "5"... and for you Front Page users... I pray for you daily...

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