Creating a faint soft-edged line drawing with Linear Dodge


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Creating a faint soft-edged line drawing with Linear Dodge

Here is a great technique if you want a turn a photograph into more of a charcoal type line art drawing. And we are going to use a blend mode to achieve it. So first we are going to duplicate this layer, Command+J, Ctrl+J, and I'm going to rename this Line Drawing. Great! And we are going to begin by inverting this, Command+I or Ctrl+I, and setting its blend mode to one of the Lighten blend modes called Linear Dodge. Now when you first do this by inverting the layer and setting to Linear Dodge, it doesn't look like much of anything. It's made everything white. And to bring out some of the line art drawing, we are going to use something called Gaussian Blur to create some differences between these two layers. So right now there is an exact pixel match for the blend in these blend modes. The Linear Dodge blend mode is actually canceling these pixels out, making it more white.

If we start introducing some differences here, we'll actually get some cool interactions between t...

Creating a faint soft-edged line drawing with Linear Dodge
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Creating a faint soft-edged line drawing with Linear Dodge provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop Blend Mode Magic

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Design Photography
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