Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a portrait with the Graphic Pen filter, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters (2015).
Using the Graphic Pen to create a portrait. …The key here is that we apply the Graphic Pen multiple times with differing stroke lengths. …Let's take a look at the finished version, and you can see the Inner Layer …group, to which is applied the Soft Light Blending mode. …I have three different layers with three different applications of Graphic Pen. …It's only with multiple applications of this filter. …That you can get a good result. Let's switch to the beginning file. …I'll convert the Background layer to a Smart Object.…
I will come and create a layer of solid color. …And I want that to be a bright orange, and, I'm then going to sample that color, …because the next thing I'm going to do with it will is apply the Notepaper …filter, and the Notepaper filter will use. …My foreground color, the next thing after I've converted it to a Smart Object. …Okay, so we now have some texture and that texture I'm going to put beneath our …portrait in progress. So this is already a Smart Object.…
I'll come to the Filter menu. And down to Sketch, and Graphic Pen, and …
- Understanding the importance of Smart Filters
- Sharpening with filters
- Creative use of filter blend modes
- Painting in the effect of a filter using filter masks
- Combining filters
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Sharpening: What Every Designer Needs to Know
3. Blurring for Effect
4. Artistic Filters
5. Brush Strokes Filters
6. Working with the Distort Filters
7. Effective Use of the Pixelate Filters
8. Using the Render Filters
9. Creative Use of the Sketch Filters
10. Working with the Stylize Filters
11. Using the Texture Filters
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
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