You can repeat this tutorial yourself, using the author's materials. Download a .zip file containing the original image and Sketch presets (as a .sketch file). Here is a guide to using presets with AKVIS Sketch.
The author of this tutorial is Irene Briz (Lake Como, Italy). Irene used the AKVIS Sketch plugin in Adobe Photoshop.
"During a trip to India, I took a lot of photos. The expressive faces of children made a great impression on me. Children's eyes are a mirror of the brutal reality that surrounds them. The image of this girl touched me. In distant, poor villages in India, there are almost no sweets, so for children there is only one accessible joy - sugar cane. This picture represents a moment in their lives!
I wanted to create a pastel drawing on paper with AKVIS Sketch, which can convert a photo into a drawing with just a few clicks of the mouse."
Follow these steps:
The plugin's workspace opens, displaying the image. The Preview Window will show the result if the image were to be processed with the default settings (AKVIS Default preset).
Custom presets are very useful and allow you to use your favorite settings in the future.
The Pastello 04.sketch preset uses the following parameters:
Press to begin processing the image and then to accept the result.
Usually combining two images will bring them to the same size, but in our case we need to reduce the size of the drawing.
Choose the Eraser tool and use various shapes for the eraser, to avoid a repeating pattern around the edge.
You can change the shape of the eraser in its settings. To make it easier to work with the eraser, turn off the visibility of the background's layer.
|Various Shapes of the Erasser|
Merge the layers.
The last step is to blur the edges of the board with the eraser and the image is complete.
The photo of the cute girl is now a pastel drawing on paper!