With AKVIS programs, you can create a digital portrait from a photo. It is especially effective to use multiple filters to create a premium quality art-like result.
To make this adorable painting, we applied AKVIS Watercolor and AKVIS Sketch (Maestro and Artistic styles) and mixed the effects in the AliveColors image editing program. Create a unique and inspiring gift for your loved ones!
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To reproduce the effect, follow the instructions:
Step 1. Duplicate the layers. Name them according to the effects - "Watercolor" and "Sketch" layers.
Step 2. On the "Watercolor" layer, call the AKVIS Watercolor plugin.
In AliveColors select Effects -> AKVIS -> Watercolor, in Photoshop: Filter -> AKVIS -> Watercolor.
Step 3. Choose the preset you like. The Watercolor plugin includes a wide range of presets. You can apply one of them or create a unique effect.
Adjust the parameters and apply the plugin.
Step 4. Select the "Sketch" layer and duplicate it two times. We will apply the pencil drawing effect with different parameters to these layers.
The AKVIS Default preset works well for this image. So we apply it to the layer.
Step 6. Select the Multiply blend mode. Read about the blend modes.
Step 7. Use the transparency mask to leave only the necessary pencil strokes. Draw with a semi-transparent brush, adjusting its parameters. It's the perfect way to soften or remove the effect on selected areas. Read about the layer mask.
Step 8. Select the "Sketch copy" layer and apply the Sketch Maestro effect.
Edit the effect parameters to keep only the contour lines. Apply the effect.
Step 9. Choose the Overlay blend mode for this layer.
Step 10. With the transparency mask, leave only the strokes that you need. Again, use a semi-transparent brush to fade or remove the effect.
Step 11. Select the "Sketch copy2" layer and apply the Artistic style of Sketch (Effects -> AKVIS -> Sketch -> Artistic).
Edit the effect parameters to get soft pencil strokes. Apply the effect.
Step 12. Select the Soft Light mode for this layer.
Step 13. Remove the extra strokes using a transparency mask.
The drawing process is over!