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Hayden Panettiere Sketchify!

Ever needed to create that sketch effect without busting out the old pencil and paper? Don’t want to buy a tablet? There’s a quick and fairly simple way to simulate sketching in Photoshop. We’ll be using a picture of Hayden Panettiere we found on Google! Easy on the eyes 😉

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This tutorial is free for all to view!  If you want access to the source files click here.

Here is a preview of the final image we will be creating:

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Here is the picture we will be starting with.  You don’t have to start with this particular photo, in fact, it’s fun to try your own.  Just look for a photo that has a fairly light colored background.

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Open up your picture and desaturate it in the beginning with Image > Adjustments > Desaturate or press Ctrl+Shift+U.

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Now increase the contrast by going to Image > Adjustments > Levels:

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Alternative Trick: instead of using Image > Adjustements > Levels … select the image layer and go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels.  This allows you to adjust the levels without flattening them to the photo.  Which means you can go back and edit them later which is always really nice.  Choose which you prefer and don’t be afraid to experiment!

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Next, create a new layer above the photo and fill it with white using the paint bucket tool and in the layers palette, make the white filled layer’s opacity 65%

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Now, select the Eraser Tool (E) and a soft round brush to make a little clear work on the face area.

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Now, create a new layer and and select the Pen Tool Picture 20(you need to make sure that you’re working with Paths instead of Shape Layers). Picture 6

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Draw out your line using paths:

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After that select the Brush Tool Picture 21 and set up with the following settings:

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Now Set the foreground color to black:

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Create new layer and then right-click and select Stroke Path.  Before you can right click you need to make sure you have the Pen Tool selected again.

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A little dialog box will appear as in the screenshot. Choose Brush and make sure there is a tick next to Simulate Pressure. This is important as it will give your curve tapered ends which will make it rock!

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This is what it should look like:

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Now the line is hardly noticeable, but don’t worry about. Next right click again and select Delete Path. Try to make more lines in the same way to outline the body and hair contours.

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Now, create a new layer above the background layer/photo layer of the girl.  Select the Brush Tool (use soft brush about 100 px and set brush opacity to 30% up). Paint in white, hiding some of the photo details a little bit.

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After that use the Sharpen Tool to make the contours more distinct. If you’d like and that’s it!  Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you spend more time you can make it look even more like a sketch.  This might be a nice effect to do when blurring a picture into a sketch.  Maybe we’ll do a tutorial like that later!  Until next time!

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