Pencil sketch effect or Filter Sketch in Photoshop is a Photoshop effect that produces photo edits into facial photo sketches such as paintings drawn using pencils manually or traditional techniques.
Manual pencil sketching will produce a good painting image when using the pencil very gently on the paper with a few strokes of pencil strokes that follow the face of the original photo. However, painting manually requires skill in imagining the image of the photo that will be drawn on the canvas of the drawing area.
Don’t worry if your drawing / painting skills are still a newbie in the learning stage, aka beginners. Buddy can make a photo into a pencil sketch effect in a digitally computerized way, my friend can create a pencil sketch effect by using Photoshop CS3, or CS4, CS5, CS6, CS7
Here are the tutorial steps on how to edit a photo into a pencil sketch effect with Photoshop:
(1) Open the original image in Photoshop.
Go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color,
call it “Gray Fill,” and click OK.
In the Color Picker, choose a light gray.