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Turn a photograph into a drawing on canvas with Photoshop and a few tricks from Bert Monroy!
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In this example of turning a photograph into a drawing, Bert uses a portrait of himself and first turns the entire image into a pattern (select all > edit > define pattern). He duplicates the image in a new layer, then applies the Find Edges filter (listed under Filter > Stylize). Desaturate the image, then change the layer style to multiply. This makes black drawing lines appear over the original photograph. In a new layer between the drawing and the original photo, he fills the image with a tan color, then applies a texturize filter to make the background look like a canvas. Bert then turns down the opacity of the drawing layer.
In a new layer between the drawing and the original photo, he fills the image with a tan color, then applies a texturize filter to make the background look like a canvas. Bert then turns down the opacity of the drawing layer.
Use the pattern stamp tool, and choose the photograph pattern. In a new layer above the canvas, change th layer style to Hard Light, and brush the desired parts of your image. Use the eraser tool to clean up the image as needed. Use the shadow to smudge the paint effect so that the image looks like it was created with a real brush.
Finish off your image by adding some text.