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Photoshop Tricks
« on: July 31, 2013, 01:00:34 PM »
One of my favorites, for converting photos to line art for use on counters

http://www.photoshopbuzz.com/change-photo-to-line-drawing/

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Re: Photoshop Tricks
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 01:08:12 PM »
One of my favorites, for converting photos to line art for use on counters

http://www.photoshopbuzz.com/change-photo-to-line-drawing/

In corel draw 6 it was one click "convert to line drawing" and selecting a few options...  just saying

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Re: Photoshop Tricks
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 01:16:05 PM »
This is a good find.  I don't have adobe ps but I do have Gimp.  Might have to see if I can replicate this procedure in Gimp because yeah, you could make some nice counters this way.
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Re: Photoshop Tricks
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 01:41:53 PM »
I'll have to look up the name of them, but I have a "suite" of free Photoshop filters and one of them is "lineart" that will do exactly what that tutorial does in one click (with sliders for adjustments to suit your needs). 
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Re: Photoshop Tricks
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 01:46:30 PM »
I'll have to look up the name of them, but I have a "suite" of free Photoshop filters and one of them is "lineart" that will do exactly what that tutorial does in one click (with sliders for adjustments to suit your needs).

sounds too simple for a photoshop product
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Re: Photoshop Tricks
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 02:18:57 PM »
I'll have to look up the name of them, but I have a "suite" of free Photoshop filters and one of them is "lineart" that will do exactly what that tutorial does in one click (with sliders for adjustments to suit your needs).

Now that you mention it I think Gimp has a one push button to convert an image to a pencil drawing as well. 
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Re: Photoshop Tricks
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 09:05:58 PM »
Ok, I found the photoshp filter that I use to create lineart.  It is made by "Xero" and they have a large collection that is a free download.  I use a bunch of these filters a LOT.  A must for Photoshop users.  First, here's the link to them:

http://www.xero-graphics.co.uk/freeware.html

If you scroll down, you'll see that "lineart" is included in this free collection.

Now, I will show the example.

First, a little combat tank that somebody used in some obscure little war a long time ago:





Next, we open up the Xero lineart filter on it and tinker with the sliders and check boxes until we see the desired results in the preview window:





And here's a couple of examples of the output (which happens rather quickly - but could take a little while on very large images):








Enjoy!

P.S.  If you've always wanted to own a copy of Photoshop but always thought it was too expensive or out of reach...Adobe has made the entire Adobe CS2 suite available for a free download.  See: http://www.mobilemag.com/2013/01/14/adobe-cs2-is-now-available-for-free-sort-of/

Note that there's been a mish-mash of "no, you still need to be a license holder" vs "no, it's free".  Go with what you feel is best.  Personally, if Adobe themselves puts it on their website where anybody can access it and they all have universal serial number keys that everybody and anybody can use, then I think it's a free download.  FWIW though, I still use my purchased version 7.0 because I have all the filters and patterns and tweaks in it just the way I like it.  :)
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Re: Photoshop Tricks
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 04:50:16 AM »
here's an interesting blog about making digital game art, but has some good ideas that can be used for printed graphics, too.

http://2dgameartforprogrammers.blogspot.com
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