Markers Drawing from Photo

The new task I’ll show you how to represent a marker’s drawing, using a usual photo.

Open firstly the necessary photo in a new window: File – Open (ctrl+o)

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Increase its contrast a little, applying next selection: Image – Adjustments – Curves (ctrl+m).

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Apply the corresponding filter also: Filter – Artistic – Poster Edges.

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Then mark out the background, using the Magic Wand Tool and Polygonal Lasso Tool to make it a little brighter: Image – Adjustments – Brightness/Contrast.

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Move off the markings (ctrl+d) and select for this layer next command: Image – Adjustments – Threshold.

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We’ve got too sharp lines, which is why we have to blur them out a little with Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur.

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Copy this layer: Layer – Duplicate Layer (ctrl+j) and move the copy under the basic layer containing the contours. Then process the layer with Filter – Artistic – Cutout.

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Get back again to the upper layer and make one more copy of it (ctrl+j). Process the copy by applying turn by turn the next indicated filter: Filter – Distort – Polar Coordinates, Filter – Stylize – Wind and again Filter – Distort – Polar Coordinates.

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Change the Blending Mode of the layer on Lighten and minimize this layer’s Opacity till 50%.

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Merge down those two upper layers: Layer – Merge Down (ctrl+e) and change the Blending Mode of the layer on Multiply. Then merge down the rest of the layers (ctrl+e).

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If that is necessary we may insert the picture in a frame, using the Crop Tool.

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Then give to this picture the texture of the paper, opening it firstly in a new window (ctrl+o).

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Mark it out with Rectangular Marquee Tool, make a copy of it: Edit – Copy (ctrl+c) and get back to the processed picture. There we should insert the texture on a new layer: Edit – Paste (ctrl+v). Make the necessary corrections on its size, using the indicated command: Edit – Free Transform (ctrl+t) and change the layer’s Blending Mode on Hard Light, for example.

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The picture we have is too bright, which is why we need to correct the layer, making use of the next command: Image – Adjustments – Levels (ctrl+l).

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And the next selection: Image – Adjustments – Hue/Saturation (ctrl+u).

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Continue with the layer containing the picture and erase the black patches, selecting Image – Adjustments – Selective Color.

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Merge down all the layers (ctrl+e) and make the final corrections on the brightness and on the colors, using Curves and Hue/Saturation.

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Choose the Crop Tool and Rectangular Tool to insert the picture in the frame:

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Finished!

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