This tutorial was written on August 2007, and © by Vera.
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Now for the tutorial...this is what we
will be making!
From Photo to Drawing
Many did ask me how I did get this effect,
I know there are many ways to do it,
and there are many tutorials on the net....all a bit different.
Anyway this is how I did mine.
It is assumed that you have a good working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.
It can be done in some earlier versions too.
*note* I know the out come depends on the photo you use.
Colors, sharpness, (a busy picture with many small parts didn't work for me) so try different ones,
and you will see what I mean.
This is the original picture I made at the Zaanse Schans.
Paint Shop Pro Photo download a free trial version.....and I'm sure you will have lots of fun.
You will not have any screenshots,
just bear me....lolol....and I will give all the steps as I have done them.
It can be a bit confusing....but I am sure you can do it too!!!
It will be a lot of duplicating layers and merging visible
1. Open the picture you want to use, now....Shift D and close the original.
2. Rightclick on the layer and choose Promote Background Layer
3. Duplicate the layer
4. On the duplicated layer, go to Effects/Artistic Effects/....and choose Chrome
use the Default settings
5. Duplicate the Chrome layer and set the Blend Mode to Soft Light
6. Hide the bottom layer, and merge visible the 2 chrome layers,
set the blend mode of this layer to Screen
7. Unhide the bottom layer, and merge visible the 2 layers.
8. Duplicate layer, and set the Blend Mode to Multiply.
*note* Now you can lower the opacity of this layer to your taste.
I set mine to 50, but this also depends on the picture you use.
9. Merge flatten....and you are done!!
*note* I played some more and tried some other Blend Modes,
also changing the opacity, it just depends on the picture.
Feel free to contact me if there are any problems using my tutorial.