This tutorial explains a super easy way to create an “outline sketch” effect, using Photoshop CS5 new Painting Brushes.
The Final Result:
* the software used in this tutorial is Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended
* the size of the final result image is 1024 * 768
* you might want to check the Basix Page to see some useful topics on dealing with Photoshop basics, such as loading palettes and some shortcuts.
* You just need the Photoshop CS5 Painting Brushes.
- Fill the Background with the color #131313, then go to Filter -> Texture -> Texturizer, choose Sandstone from the Texture drop down menu, change the Scaling to 50%, the Relief to 2, and choose Top from the Light drop down menu.
- Go to Filter -> Render -> Lighting Effect, and type in the values below.
- Create your text with the color #f7f7f7. The font used is Futurama Bold Font, and the size is 300px.
- In order to avoid overlapping, we are going to increase the distance between the letters. So open the Character panel (Window -> Character), and choose a suitable Tracking value from the drop down menu, or you can type it manually.
- Right click on the text layer, then click Create Work Path.
- Set the Foreground color to #f7f7f7. Open the Brush panel (Window -> Brush), choose the “Round Curve Low Bristle Percent” brush, and type in the values below:
- Check the Dual Brush box, and choose the “Spatter 14 pixels” brush. Make sure the other values are set to their default.
- Create a new layer and call it “Outline Sketch”. Remove the eye icon next to the text layer to make it invisible. Grab the Pen Tool, make sure the “Outline Sketch” layer is selected, the right click on the path you created, and choose Stroke Path.
- Choose Brush from the Tool drop down menu, and un-check the Simulate Pressure box. Then hit OK.
And that’s it!