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Snap Art
by Alien Skin
The Pencil Sketch Filter
December 26, 2006
Snap Art Introduction Color Pencil Comics Impasto Oil Paint Pastel
Pen and Ink Pencil Sketch Pointillism Stylize Watercolor Snap Art Conclusion



Snap Art
Host Requirements: Adobe PS CS or later, Adobe PS Elements 4 or later, or Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI or later
System Requirements For Mac G4 or G5 processor, 512MB RAM, MAC OS X 10.3.9 or later
System Requirements For Windows: 2 GHz Pentium 4 processor, 512MB RAM, Windows XP or later
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Pencil Sketch is the seventh filter offered by Snap Art. It takes a little more work for a user to be successful with this filter because it is very dependent on the image itself, and will require several experimentations in order to get the image the way you want it. Images containing little definition in them will especially be difficult to convert to a likable effect and I chose an example below to show the contrast of an image which has little definition in the lower part, while having more definition in the top. I did not mention this earlier, but in all of these filters, you do have the option of creating additional effects because you're still in the Photoshop domain.

Pencil Sketch Basic Settings

A total of 26 predefined filter settings (including the default filter) are available to you for immediate viewing and comparison.

Pencil Sketch Examples


Original Image

For the final effects, I decided to show two examples, to demonstrate just how many different variations exist within a single filter. The first example was done with the factory default setting, and the second image I chose the Charcoal, dense portrait option.

Snap Art Pen And Ink Filter
Pencil Sketch Filter - Factory Default & Dense Coverage


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