Graphite Pencil Drawing from a Photo Portrait with AKVIS Sketch
 

 
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Tutorial: AKVIS Sketch

Graphite Pencil Portrait

 

AKVIS Sketch allows converting any photo into a pencil sketch. The most popular subject for a sketch is a person. You can often see street artists offering to draw a portrait for those who want and showing hand-drawn portraits of celebrities. A pencil portrait can be a good present for your relatives and friends.

    Original photo portrait Result: graphite pencil drawing

     

  • Step 1. Open a portrait photo.

    Photo Portrait
    Photo Portrait

    If you use AKVIS Sketch in its standalone edition just run the program and open the original photo.
    If you use the plugin version of AKVIS Sketch open the photo in your photo editor and then call the plugin.

  • Step 2. Select the Artistic style for photo-to-sketch conversion.

    Run AKVIS Sketch with the default parameters by pressing the button .

    The After window will show the resulting pencil sketch.

    Pencil sketch: automatic processing
    Pencil sketch: automatic processing
  • Step 3. Adjust the settings:

      - Increase the value of Stroke Thickness in the Strokes field on 10 unit. The strokes on the drawing will get wider and blurred on edges.
      - Set Lightness to 30.

      You can change other parameters as you wish.

    Increase Stroke Thickness Change the Lightness
    Stroke Thickness = 31 Lightness = 30

  • Step 4. If you work with the plugin version, you should firstly apply the changes by pressing the button .

    Now you can save the graphite pencil portrait.

    Graphite Pencil Portrait
    Graphite Pencil Portrait
 
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — How To Use The Program — How To Use The Program
   — Classic Style — Classic Style
   — Artistic Style — Artistic Style
   — Background Effects — Background Effects
   — Add Text/Signature — Add Text/Signature
   — Drawing on a Canvas — Drawing on a Canvas
   — Working with the Presets — Working with the Presets
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
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   — Shiny Apple: An Artist's Touch — Shiny Apple: An Artist's Touch
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