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Old Nov 11, 2005, 1:17 PM   #1
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I have been using Microsofts Digital Suite 2006 to convert some of my photos of old, broken down homes to pencil drawings. They were coming out great. Yesterday I finally bought Photoshop and tried it's colored pencil filter to the same photos but they came out terrible! They didn't even look like houses.

Does anyone know of a good colored pencil filter or plug in for Photoshop?

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Old Nov 11, 2005, 5:27 PM   #2
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Have you tried the Graphic Pen ??

Duplicate the background layer and apply the Graphic Pen filter. It is in the Sketch group of filters.

Now change the blend mode of the duplicate layer to Overlay.

Play around with the settings, see what you think.


You may also want to have a look at Sketch Master from Redfield Plugins $39.90
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Old Nov 11, 2005, 5:35 PM   #3
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You might try this approach: http://www.heathrowe.com/tuts/pencil.asp
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I don't know if that will do for Tonyv49's houses, but I'd like to say thank you for the link slipe.

It's a really goodtechnique .

My example
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It is pretty easy to do and you have a lot of control over the output. It is a similar approach as contrast masking but with color dodge rather than overlay. His sample invert seemed to be desaturated but it shouldn't be.

With very busy subjects you can get halos around things with the blur step, but it seems to work well for most subjects.

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Old Nov 12, 2005, 11:44 AM   #6
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THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! I bought and downloaded The Redfield sketch pluug-ins. It's a fantastic piece of software. I can see how having Photoshop is going to cost a lot more than the initial purchase. The plug-ins can become addictive.



Thanks Again,

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Old Nov 19, 2005, 5:14 PM   #7
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now install the plug-ins into DIS 2006 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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