Pencil Sketch From Photo: a Tulip Drawing
For the first illustration of how AKVIS Sketch works we have chosen a simple picture: a flower in the foreground and a blurred background without any clear details.
Source photo of a tulip
Black and white pencil drawing
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 the image with your photo editor and call the plug-in AKVIS Sketch. Press the button to process the photo with the default settings. The image will turn into a pencil sketch.
- Step 2. Reduce the value of the parameter Stroke Thickness to make the strokes thinner and harder.
As you change the value of a parameter press the button to process the photo with the new settings and see what influence the adjusted parameter has on the drawing.
- Step 3. The parameter Angle sets the pitch angle of the strokes when hatching a uniform area. On this picture the background is uniform and we can notice that the strokes are drawn 45 degree to the right. Let's change the pitch angle in such a way that the strokes in the background had the same angle as the tulip. We set the parameter Angle to 135.
- Step 4. Now reduce the value of the parameter Midtones Intensity to 1 to make the background less bright.
Here is our black and white pencil drawing:
- Step 5. Press the button to apply the conversion result to the image and close the program.
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