The author of this example Guillaume Troton (France) demonstrates his innovative method of creating a luminous picture with glowing lines of varying intensity using Photoshop and AKVIS Sketch plugin. Required Experience: Beginner.
Following these instructions you can create a glowing drawing from a photo:
After starting the plugin, switch to the Advanced mode and choose the Classic style of drawing.
Adjust the parameters of photo to sketch conversion in the Strokes and Edges tabs.
First of all, change the color of the pencil strokes to light gray. Click on the Pencil Color plate and set the following values:
Change the Background Color to black.
The other settings in the Strokes tab are:
- Angle = 45;
- Stroke Thickness = 8;
- Min Length = 3 / Max Length = 89;
- Midtones Intensity = 3;
- Midtones Hatching = 90.
And here are the settings in the Edges tab:
- Edge Strength = 100;
- Edge Tracing is enabled;
- Sensitivity = 100;
- Edge Width = 100.
You can save the settings as a preset for future use. Enter the name of the preset into the field and click the Save button. We called our new preset Electric.
To apply the result press . The plug-in window will close and we will be back to Layer 0 in Photoshop.
And again, use the Classic style of the photo to sketch conversion.
Working with the previous layer we kept the settings as the Electric preset. Now we need to make just one change - set white as the Background Color.
Press to apply the result and close the plugin.
Here is what we have now in Photoshop: a light-gray pencil drawing on a white background (Layer 0 copy) and a copy of the drawing on a black background (Layer 0) :
Remove the selected area with the Delete-key.
Add a glow effect to the drawing: select Layers -> Layer Style -> Outer Glow and adjust the settings as follows (choose a white color for the glow):
Here is the result:
For the newly created layer (Color Fill 1) change the blend mode to Lighten.
Now the drawing is perceptible through the Fill layer giving the desired effect.
Done! Here is the outstanding masterpiece created with AKVIS Sketch. No doubt, the AKVIS artistic software makes your job easier.
Thank you for following this tutorial to the end. Wishing you all the best in your creativity!