- How Did You Do That?
- Adding a Decorative Border
- Creating a Gradient Fill
- Adding a Vignette to a Portrait
- Creating a High-Contrast Black-and-White Picture
- Fading Out Color
- Coloring a Single Object
- Deleting the Background
- Making a Photo Look Like an Oil Painting
- Posterizing a Picture
- Making a Photo Look Like a Sketch
- Applying the Pointillize Filter
- Trimming a Photo into a Custom Shape
- Applying Effects with the Smart Brush
- Touching Up with the Detail Smart Brush
Making a Photo Look Like a Sketch
Whether your drawings look like stick figures or you’re just in too big a hurry to sit down with your sketchpad, Photoshop Elements can make any photo look hand-drawn. For example, take a photo of the curbside view of your home, convert it to a sketch, and use it to illustrate personalized party invitations or stationery.
- With the Editor in Full Edit mode and an image open, choose Filter, Sketch, Chalk & Charcoal.
- Adjust the sliders for Charcoal Area, Chalk Area, and Stroke Pressure until the image looks right to you.