How to turn a portrait into a pencil drawing with Photoshop

Here is an easy method to turn a portrait into a pencil drawing.

  • Open the image you want to turn into a pencil drawing.
  • Right Click on the photo layer in the layer panel, and select Duplicate Layer.
  • Now Click on Create New Adjustment Layer button and select Hue/Saturation
  • Move the Saturation slider to -100
  • Select the top layer out of the two portrait layers and set the blend mode to Color Dodge
  • Now Press Ctrl+I on your keyboard.
  • Now go to Filter ->Blur->Gaussian Blur and adjust the setting until the portrait looks like a pencil drawing.
  • Final

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