Sketching and Coloizing Techniques
Please review the tutorial on saving
and pre-sharpening your images first if you have not already.
Trendy Water Colorized Photo Effect
Recently, I have see a resurgence in the colorized photo
effect. This short tutorial includes a quick way to convert
photos to a B&W charcoal sketch then to a colorized photo
or pastel art peice. Get the example
image here at morgueFile.com (Fig 1 ).
the background layer and apply a Hue/Saturation adjustment
layer and slide the saturation setting all the way to the
left to create a black-&-white image (Fig 2). Merge
the adjustment layer and image layer.
Duplicate the B&W
and set the
Blending Mode of the top layer to Color Dodge.
to Image > Adjustments > Invert. At this point, what
you see should be almost completely white (Fig 4), that's
okay, because here's where the "magic" happens.
Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and move the
slider around to find the amount of detail you are looking
and click OK (fig 5).
Set the layer transparency to multiply,
you will see the color layer with the black
lining from the above layer (fig 6).
Duplicate the bottom layer (the original color photo
layer). Apply a Gaussian Blur with a high number (start
at a setting
of 50) adjust it back and forth to the setting that
looks good for your image. Click apply (Fig 7).
Next select the blurred layer. Use a soft brush to
add blush, other detail and remove unwanted color
smudges to complete the effect( Fig 8).