Convert a Photo to a Color Sketch
By default AKVIS Sketch converts any image into a black and white pencil sketch. But if the original photo is colored, it is possible to add color from the original image to the pencil drawing.
|Source image: photo of a hotel
||Result: color sketch
We use the Sketch plugin in this tutorial, but you can take the standalone edition and use the same parameters to achive this result.
- Step 1. Open a color photo in your photo editor.
- Step 2. Call the plug-in AKVIS Sketch. For this purpose in Adobe Photoshop select the menu item Filter – AKVIS – Sketch; in Paint Shop Pro Photo select the menu item Effects – Plugins - AKVIS – Sketch; in Corel Photo-Paint - the menu item Effects – AKVIS – Sketch.
- Step 3. Press the button to convert the photo into a pencil sketch with the default settings.
- Step 4. Reduce the value of the parameter Stroke Thickness to make the lines thinner and harder.
Reduce the value of the parameter Midtones Intensity to reduce the intensity of hatching in the uniform light areas of the picture (i.e. the sky).
- Step 5. Let's add color to our pencil drawing by increasing the value of the parameter Coloration to 70.
Also you can use the Color Pencil option in the Strokes section. The result will differ, the option imitates color strokes.
It's possibile to use both ways to add color to pencil drawing (Coloration and Color Pencil).
- Step 6. Press the button to apply the result to the image and close the program.