How to Convert a Photo to a Pencil Drawing in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to convert a photo to a pencil drawing in Adobe Photoshop

Make a copy layer, by dragging the background layer down to the copy option or by pressing control ‘J’ on a Windows, or command ‘J’ on a Mac.

a Pencil Drawing

Now select the copy layer, go to the blending options, and select color dodge.

Then go to adjustments, and select invert, or press control ‘I’ on a Windows, or command ‘I’ on a Mac.

Then go to filter, blur and Gaussian blur, drag the cursor, to where your image looks like a colored pencil drawing.

a Pencil Drawing

Next, go to the layer panel, and click on the adjustment button below.

Select hue and saturation. Drag the saturation to minus 100.

a Pencil Drawing

Now, make another adjustment layer.

Select levels and drag the black cursor to a proportionate amount, to darken the black outlines.

And this is how you can convert any image, into a pencil drawing.

a Pencil Drawing