Sketch the Background of Your Photo.

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I did this tutorial in Photoshop CS3 Extended which is why some of you may have problems. However, that doesn't mean this tutorial won't work in other versions of Photoshop. Just try it out.

Want to add an artistic touch to your photos? Well you've come to the right place, my love. I will be using the cast of Gossip Girl as my subjects this time. Here's the before:

Here's the after:

To sketching!

001.Open up your picture!

002.Duplicate your background layer (ctrl+j).

003.Now go Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation.

004.Enter -180 as your Hue & -100 as your Saturation.

005.Now go Image>Adjustments>Levels.

006.Apply the following settings:

007.Add a mask layer to "Layer 1".

008.Now select your Brush Tool (B).

009.Make sure your fg & bg colors are switched. Click on the arrow to switch them.

010.Just paint over the parts you want to show & you're done! Oh & if you make a mistake, just press "D" & paint over the part you made a mistake over! :)

If you got lost or have any questions, comment the tutotial & I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :D

Tutorial Comments

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wow! currently doin' this. :)

By -retired- on Dec 29, 2008 8:23 am

Again.. using PS7, this is easy to follow. Thanks!!

By naythan82 on Jun 21, 2008 9:50 pm

you're awesome girl♥

By missk on Mar 16, 2008 11:12 am

thanx, this was the first thing that i have been able to do on photoshop!!!

By tenorboi on Feb 23, 2008 6:59 pm

thats easy... thank you love.

By Negro-gangster on Feb 7, 2008 6:23 pm

oh my gosh i love you.

By takle_monster on Jan 20, 2008 7:39 pm

soo easy.!

By accidentlyxxalaina on Jan 20, 2008 10:36 am

Tutorial Details

Author manny-the-dino View profile
Submitted on Jan 17, 2008
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Reviewer libertie View profile
Approved on Jan 19, 2008