hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to transform a
photograph into the look of a beautiful
this is an update of a tutorial i did on
an earlier version of Photoshop open a
photo you'd like to use I downloaded
this one from shutterstock.com the first
step is to make two copies of your photo
press ctrl J on Windows or command J on
a Mac twice we'll remove all the color
from the topkapi by pressing ctrl or
command shift you
adjust its brightness and contrast by
pressing ctrl or command shift L to
invoke auto tone since we'll be adding
filters to the image will convert it
into a smart object so we'll be able to
adjust or modify the filters at any time
click the icon at the upper right of the
layers panel and click convert to smart
object you know it's a smart object when
this icon is at the lower right corner
of its thumbnail rename it glowing edges
make a copy of it
and rename the copy charcoal click off
the eyeballs next to the two top layers
to temporarily hide them
make layer one active click the
adjustment layer icon and click
slide the saturation all the way to the
left to remove all its color
make layer 1 active again and invert it
by pressing ctrl or command I convert it
into a smart object
and change its blend mode to color dodge
at this point your image will look
almost completely white
go to filter blur and Gaussian blur
I'll make the radius 7 pixels but you
may want to adjust these settings
depending on the size and resolution of
your image slide the radius until your
image has approximately this much detail
if you want to adjust the blur later
just double click the Gaussian blur
smart filter and the blur window will
open again you can adjust it as often as
you want and whenever you want because
the layer that you apply the blur filter
to is a smart object make the glowing
edges layer visible and active
go to filter and filter gallery
open the stylized folder and click
glowing edges I'll make the width 1 the
brightness 20 and the smoothness 7 feel
free to experiment with the settings if
click the adjustment layer icon and
click the clipping mask icon
restrict the adjustment layer to effect
only the glowing edges layer otherwise
it would affect all the layers below it
in the layers panel to see through this
layer make the glowing edges layer
active and change its blend mode to
make the charcoal layer visible and
active make sure your foreground and
background colors are black and white
respectively if they aren't press D on
your keyboard go back to filter and
this time open the sketch folder and
I'll make the thickness to the detail 5
and the light dark balance 80 but again
feel free to experiment with these
to see through the layer as before
change its blend mode to multiply
double click this icon to edit the smart
filter blending options
change the blending option from normal
to linear dodge then click OK this is
Marty from Blue Lightning TV thanks for
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to transform a photograph
into the look of a beautiful, pencil drawing.
This is an update of a tutorial I did on an earlier version of Photoshop.
Open a photo you'd like to use. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock.com.
The first step is to make 2 copies of your photo.
Press Ctrl + J on Windows or Cmd + J on a Mac, twice.
We'll remove all the color from the top copy by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + U.
Adjust its brightness and contrast
by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + L to invoke Autotone.
Since we'll be adding filters to the image, we'll
convert it into a Smart Object, so we'll be
able to adjust or modify the filters at any
time. Click the icon at the upper, right of
the Layers panel and click, "Convert to Smart
Object". You know it's a Smart Object when
this icon is at the lower, right corner of
its thumbnail. Rename it, "Glowing Edges".
Make a copy of it
and rename the copy, "Charcoal".
Click off the eyeballs next to the top 2 layers
to temporarily hide them.
Make Layer 1 active.
Click the Adjustment layer icon and click
Slide the Saturation all the way to the left to remove all its color.
Make Layer 1 active again and invert it by
pressing Ctrl or Cmd + I. Convert it into
a Smart Object
and change its Blend Mode to "Color Dodge".
At this point, your image will
look almost completely white.
Go to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur.
I'll make the Radius:
7 pixels, but you may want to adjust these
settings depending on the size and resolution
of your image. Slide the Radius until your
image has approximately this much detail.
If you want to adjust the blur later, just
double-click the Gaussian Blur smart filter
and the Blur window will open again. You can
adjust it as often as you want and whenever
you want because the layer that you applied
the blur filter to is a Smart Object. Make
the "Glowing Edges" layer visible and active.
Go to Filter and Filter Gallery. Open the
"Stylize" folder and click "Glowing Edges".
I'll make the Width: 1, the Brightness: 20
and the Smoothness: 7.
Feel free to experiment with the settings if you'd like.
Click the Adjustment layer icon and click, "Invert".
Click the Clipping Mask icon to restrict the adjustment
layer to effect only the "Glowing Edges" layer,
otherwise, it would effect all the layers
below it in the Layers panel. To see through
this layer, make the "Glowing Edges" layer
active and change its Blend Mode to "Multiply".
Make the "Charcoal" layer visible and active.
Make sure your foreground and background colors
are black and white, respectively. If they
aren’t press “D” on your keyboard.
Go back to Filter and Filter Gallery. This time,
open the "Sketch" folder and click "Charcoal".
I'll make the Thickness: 2, the Detail: 5
and the Light/Dark Balance: 80, but again,
feel free to experiment with these settings.
To see through the layer, as before, change its Blend Mode to " Multiply".
Double-click this icon to edit the Smart Filter blending options.
Change the Blending Option from Normal
to "Linear Dodge". Then, click OK.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!