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Light Sketch Into Cartoon

FatherMerrin

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Hi, my mate has done a sketch for a project he's doing & asked me to bring his sketch to life for him. My issue is I don't seem able to bolden the lines properly. I've tried using Stroke in Photoshop & the standard image adjustment tools in Paint Shop Pro but I've still haven't come up with any satisfactory.

I think what's he's looking is nice thick bold black lines, like you get in cartoons & stuff. If anyone knows any cool techniques to transform this sketch into cartoon then please let me know.

Here's the pic.



Thanks
 

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In photoshop go to IMAGE>ADJUSTMENTS>LEVELS then you can tweak how much black or white is in the image you want.
 

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That works.
You can try also try the Accented Edges filter (under Brush Strokes)in Photoshop too.
You can fiddle with the settings for width, brightness and smoothness. I used settings of 3, 5, and 1 respectively for those settings and came out with the image below, using PS CS2 v9.

 

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Cheers guys. It's been so long since I've done anything like this I was just so rusty.

I eventually ended up using a variety of tools. In Photoshop I used all the Auto level stuff, then I reduced the brightness & contract to Zero, that made it grey so I selected all the lines & coloured them black, then I used the Stroke tool & set it to Outside at 3. I won't be finished with this until tomorrow & I'll post the results then.

Thanks again.
 
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