1 Open any photo you like.
· 2 Duplicate the background layer. On the duplicate: remove the colors by using the Colors / Hue-Saturation. Set the saturation to -100:
· 3 Duplicate this colorless layer again. Now you have 3 layers.
· 4 Now choose Filters / Blur / Selective Gaussian Blur, value: 4. Then use Colors / Invert. Then change the opacity of the layer to 50% to get a gray layer that shows the photo’s edges very weak.
· 5 Merge the layer with the layer down: right-click the layer in the Layers window and choose “Merge Down”.
· 6 Duplicate the now merged layer and change the new layer’s mode to “Dodge”.
· 7 If you want to point out the grey lines some more, you can do so as follows:
- 8 Merge the two gray layers so that you can find the line drawing on a single layer.
- 9 Duplicate the layer again and change its mode to “Multiply”.
- 10 Repeat this step as often as you like (until the width of the lines is OK).
Now the pencil drawing is finished!