Illustration Sketch Painting Photoshop Action
This Photoshop add-on will transform your photos into a beautiful traditional illustration painting with a varied combination of sketch line art, gouache watercolor, hand-drawn doodles, and much more. The script is intelligently crafted to give a better end-user experience. You can simply run it on any of your images and the action will do the rest. You would just need Photoshop (CS6 or newer) and no advanced skill. Now, anyone can truly be an artist!
The effect works best on – figures, models, portraits, still life, inanimate objects, architectures, buildings, texts, logos* – Illustration – Sketch Painting Photoshop Action has got covered you from all angles. Moreover, this action runs on any language of Photoshop.
After you run the action, you have the option to customize the various elements generated and create a masterpiece out of it! You can tweak different illustration elements generated – sketch line art, sketch hatching, gouache watercolor, tonal soaks, abstract soaks, paper textures, hand-drawn doodles, watercolor frame & much more. What’s more fun? All elements are generated an random. So, every time you run the action, you will get a unique and different result from the earlier one.
The video tutorial link is included in the ‘Help.pdf’ file in the download. The video tutorial covers important steps on how to set up the Photoshop files and in-depth effect customization techniques after the effect has been applied.
IMPORTANT! This action uses the Oil Paint Filter.
The compatible versions of Photoshop are CS 6, CC, CC 2015.1, CC 2015.5+, CC 2017, CC 2018+.
The oil paint filter is missing in versions of CS 5 and below, CC 2014, CC 2015. Hence, this action will not work in these versions.
If Oil Paint is grayed out for you, try these steps:
- Make sure Photoshop is up-to-date.
- Make sure that your document is RGB. Oil Paint won’t work on color spaces other than RGB (e.g. CMYK, Lab, etc.).
- If you’re on Windows, make sure you’re running a 64-bit OS with the 64-bit version of Photoshop. OpenCL requires 64-bit.
- Make sure Use Graphics Processor is checked under Preferences > Performance.
- Make sure that your video card driver is up to date with the latest from the vendor website.
Note: If your video card does not support OpenCL v1.1 or higher, you may need to purchase an upgraded video card that supports OpenCL v1.1 or higher to gain access to the Oil Paint filter.
Information about your graphics card can be found in Photoshop’s Help > System Info dialog.
On computers with AMD graphics processors running Mac OS X 10.11 and later, you can leverage Apple’s Metal graphics acceleration framework for use with the Oil Paint filter. Follow these steps:
- Select Preferences > Performance.
- Ensure that Use Graphics Processor is selected.
- Open the Advanced Graphics Processor Settings dialog.
- Select Use Native Operating System GPU Acceleration.
This action has been tested and working on Photoshop CS6, CC, CC 2015.1, CC 2015.5, CC 2017, CC 2018+.
The action will only work with any language of Photoshop.
The action works best with images having size around 500px – 5000px high/wide and 72/300 dpi resolution. Using lower resolution images will result in lower details and clarity of the final composition.
If you face any issues, feel free to contact at the email provided in the help file.
Images used in the preview are not included in the download package.
Video tutorial and detailed guide - https://youtu.be/Fojhr9kTMAw