1. Open original image in Paint Shop Pro
Go to layer, new raster layer, Call it "Gray Fill"
Set its materials as 'Paper Coarse' Scale of 250, Color Light Gray, Angle Default
2. Duplicate Background layer, name it "Glowing Edges", move it to top position in layers sidebar
Effect> Edge Effects> Find All
Image > Negative Image
Adjust > Hue & Saturation > Hue/Saturation/Lightness
Use settings -100 Saturation, Hue 0, Lightness +15
Set layer Blend Mode to Multiply, Opacity 15%
3. Duplicate background, name it "Sketch Layer", Move to top position in layers sidebar.
Adjust > Hue and Saturation > H/S/L
Use settings -100 Sat, Hue 0, Lightness 0
Adjust > Brightness/Contrast, Brightness 0, Contrast 22
Layer node > Darken, Opacity 100%
Adjust > Add/ Remove Noise/ Add Noise
Gaussian/ Monochrome / 15% noise
Layer> New Mask Layer > Hide all
4. Now, to make the sketch, simply scribble on this layer; using the brush of your choice. On the example I used a 'spiky twirling brush large' @75% opacity, size 50, 100% density, step 15 to achieve the darker areas. Then I changed to a crosshatch brush set @ 36% opacity, size 65, step 32 to obtain the lighter gray blended areas.
5. Make sure foreground color is white, and concentrate on the main facial features. Use a light touch, and /or very low opacity. Scribble loosely over all the 'required' parts of the image, changing direction to give it a hand shaded look.
6. Use lots of cross hatch scribble in opposite directions.
7. Increase brush size, and continue to scribble , keeping it 'loose'. In the hair, use an even larger brush size, and be more sketchy.
8. Finally, reduce brush size, use ti white at full opacity, to bring out the darkness (eyes etc)
9. Layers > Merge> Merge All
10. Adjust brightness and contrast to suite your taste. For this example I used 25/25. - View Tutorial »
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