Photoshop Techniques

Creating Black-and-White Drawings from Color Photos

Action/Effect Tool Notes
1. heighten contrasts image > adjust > brightness/contrast  
2. make photo black-and-white image > adjust > channel mixer check "monochrome," adjust slides for desired look (contrasts)
3. remove detail and flatten gradations filter > blur > smart blur


4. convert to lines and planes image > adjust > posterize in "levels" field, type 2 or 3 (or higher depending on number of half tones you want.

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See Also

Cohen, Luanne Seymour. Design Essentials. San Jose: Adobe Press, 1999. 90, 110