Creating a Photo-Realistic Line Drawing, Part 2

Those of you who read Part 1 of this article will recall that we're in the middle of converting a photographic portrait into a credible facsimile of a professionally rendered line drawing. Using a combination of the Photocopy filter, a bit of cleanup, and one layer each of solid black and solid white, we came up with the rather predictable effect pictured below. But this is just the base drawing. The truly amazing stuff starts now.

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Creating a Photo-Realistic Line Drawing, Part 1

In my capacity as a Photoshop expert, people ask me a lot of questions: "Where's the bathroom?" "Do you work here?" and my favorite "Who is your supervisor?" But the most popular question of all is: "How do I turn a photograph into a piece of line art?" (like the one below). It seems people come across line drawings in, say, The Wall Street Journal or on Barnes & Noble bags and assume Photoshop deserves the credit. After all, these drawings are photo-realistic, and photo-realism means Photoshop.

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