Today’s experiment is turning a photo into the look of a pencil sketch.
The sketch was created with the Tiffen Dfx plugin for Photoshop. I tried a couple of other things first – the Photoshop sketch and other artistic filters, and Topaz Simplify, but none of them gave the look I wanted. I ended up creating two layers with different treatments in Tiffen Dfx, one that looked good for the face and hands, and one that worked for everything else, then masking to get the results in the right areas. I also masked out the background details.