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Artsy Sketch Effect Using Apps Tutorial

By Thursday, August 17, 2017 (MDT) No Comments
Artsy Sketch Effect Using Apps Tutorial

Creative Team MemberUlla-May, shares her Artsy Sketch Effect Using Apps Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop.

Note that this tutorial can also be completed in Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Artsy Sketch Effect Using Apps Tutorial

Using sketch filters on photos in my layouts is one of favorite photo editing tools.

I use various apps on my mobile phone to convert my photo in to sketched renditions of the image.

There are a huge variety of apps for sketches, both for Android and iOS.

Your selection will be based in the  depends on the quality and type (people or buildings) of photos you have.

After I have converted the photo to a sketch on my phone, I import into Photoshop and make further edits and adjustments.

Artsy Sketch Effect Using Apps Tutorial

In this layout, I used Photoshop to combine the original photo with a sketch from the iOS app Sketch Master.

Artsy Sketch Effect Tutorial

1. Prepare Image

Select a photo, open into your work space.

Duplicate the image or  save as a document, before closing your original photo.

Change the name of the Background layer to photo (this will unlock the layer). Double-Click on the Background layer label and rename.

2. Duplicate the Photo Layer

Duplicate the photo layer. Press CTRL/CMD + J, and move the copy to the top of your layer stack.

Set the Blending Mode to Overlay and the Opacity set to 42%

3. Add Sketch Layer 

Open and move the version of the image on top of the layers stack in the Layers Panel.

4. Apply Layer Adjustments

Adjust the Opacity of the sketch layer as preferred and apply the Multiply Blending Mode.

Artsy Sketch Effect Tutorial

5. The Layout

Create a composite of the image and position over an artsy paper foundation.

Clip the  the image to a FotoBlendz Overlay, apply Brushes and WordART.

This is the basic process to which you can add in different Photoshop techniques.

  • Experiment with different Blending Modes.
  • Adjust color and light properties.
  • Layer with ArtsyTransfers

The following videos provide step-by-step guidance on various ways you can add to and enhance this approach:

Post your layouts using this Artsy Sketch Effect tutorial and Artsy Digital Scrapbooking Design ideas in the gallery.

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