Creating A Pencil Image In Photoshop

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Here’s how to do a pencil image. First, you’ll need a large sheet of plain paper. On one side of the plain paper, write an introductory statement about yourself. Then, write down what you’d like to do with your image on that paper. Be sure to write down details such as where and how you’ll use the image.

Next, you’ll want to open your favorite graphics program ( Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. ), and load it with your desired tool. Remember, to do this: load your chosen artwork, NOT the default template the software comes with. The default templates are usually very bland, and while you may think you can be creative, most pre-made pencil images are bland, and just not interesting enough for a professional graphic designer to work with. So save yourself time, and download some high quality clip arts.

Using The Software

Using your chosen software, find and click the ” Sketch” button. The sketch tool in most graphic design programs will show a black and white grid. To create a translucent background, simply make sure that your selected clipart is transparent. If your chosen image is gray, select the “olor” dropdown menu, and choose “translucent”.

After you have selected the colors you want, simply click on “Open”, and then pick ” Paste From clipboard”. Your selected image should appear below your toolbar. You may now paste the image into your layout.

To make your image translucent, you may go to the Effects section of your design program. Here you will find an option for ” translucent “. Use this option to make your image translucent. Achieving a good result with pencil drawings is not easy, but Adobe Photoshop has several tools which can help. Using one of the photo tools in the effects palette will also enhance your pencil drawing.

Follow The Useful Tip


One useful tip is to use an image editing tool called Photoshop Masking. Using a masking tool will create a “mask” of the area that you are working on, so that you can edit or change the details without disturbing the rest of the image. To do this, first go to the Appearance section, and choose “mask”. Next click on the “New” button, name your new mask, and choose “zzle”. Use the size of the mask as a guideline to determine the size of your original image. You can also experiment with different values for the size of the mask.

Using the “Free Transform” function you can flip your image around in order to create a pencil drawing effect. While holding the shift key while pressing the pencil button, you can rotate the image. This will also make your transparent background appear as a colored background. Another trick to make your image opaque is to add a radial gradient over the center of the image. By using the gradient tool, you can create a gradient with various values that gradually change the brightness of the background.

Finally, when you have finished your pencil image, it is time to save it. Simply open your favorite image editing program and choose “Saved As” to save it to your hard drive. If you need to preview your image, open your Photoshop and choose ” Preview”. Choose “cropped view” if you want to see your image as it was before you made any changes. If you do not know how to do all of these things, you may wish to download some tutorials on the web.

Don’t Forget The Final Step

The third and final step is to publish your pencil image. To do this, go to “Saves And Presets” and click on the image you want to print. You will then see two tabs, one for the new image and one for the old one. Choose the old tab to make your image available to everyone who uses Photoshop.

Using Photoshop, you can make an unlimited number of pencil images. Once you have saved your image, it is time to make some more! Select “color” from the pull-down menu of the “Help” menu. With the “Color” drop-down box, choose ” RGB” to see the available options for your image.


To conclude, creating a pencil image is very similar to creating any other image with the pencil tool. Have fun!

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