After getting some experience converting their drawings into digital paintings, now students will try their hands at making digital illustrations from a photo of themselves. These poster style images will be used to teach others about our school’s concepts of Community, Integrity, Honor, and Social Responsibility.
Students will begin by converting a photograph of them into Line Art.
Open the photo in Adobe Photoshop and choose Filter-Sharpen-Unsharp Mask. Watch how this cleans up the image and makes it much clearer, the edges much sharper!
Clean up the image by adjusting the sliders until it appears cleaner and sharper to your eye. Now choose Filter-Artistic-Poster Edges.
Adjust the sliders until the edges of your photo look sharper with thin black lines adding that “posterize”effect.
Here is an example of the steps from photo to line art…
Step One: Original Photo
Step Two: Remove background and Posterize!
Step Three: Remove color with the PhotoCopy Filter
Now use the Filter- Sketch- Photocopy (or Filter- Notepaper) to remove all the remaining color from the image.
Now it will take you some time working with the brush tool to fill in any gaps in your lines, plus the eraser tool to remove any grey spots or fuzz. Your image will look like this: