Being a photographer has its perks. You always have amazing photos that you can gift to your family and friends, and create photo albums and printed coffee mugs too.
But sometimes you need to add a special touch!
By learning how to create line art and drawings from photos, you can change a normal portrait into a beautiful pencil sketch.
Knowing how to use photo to drawing software is the key, and we will talk about such programs and the steps you need to know. We'll also discuss a few examples and smartphone apps that can turn any image into a drawing.
Let's dig in!
How can you turn photos into line drawings?
With the help of modern technology and a few techniques, you will see that many free online programs allow you to create a realistic sketch within a few minutes! No need to worry about hours of practice, torn pages and spending money on professionals.
Why to create line art from photos?
This is a simple question to answer.
Photos say a thousand words, no doubt. But there are so many photos out there that you need something to make yours stand out. By converting a photo into a sketch, you can add that pinch of magic which turns a good photo into an amazing piece of art.
There are a few other uses of line art too. You can use it as a gift, or for practising your own hand drawing skills, or to create an art diary, photo frame, t-shirts or even for illustrating a book.
And the best thing is, changing photos to line art is simpler than you would think, and you get many options to choose from.
Best software to turn photos into line drawings
Sketch Drawer software
SoftOrbits Sketch Drawer program is a one-stop solution to convert images into line art.
With loads of conversion styles, presets and effects available, the Sketch Drawer software will turn any photo into realistic drawings – that too with colour shading if you want!
The program is intuitive and automatically detects light, shadows, colours and outlines, so you don't need to worry about making any selections or adjustments.
In only a few clicks, you will have an accurate drawing ready for use!
Along with photo to drawing conversion, the Sketch Drawer also has options for turning an image into a stencil or an anime drawing.
Let us have a look at how you can use the Sketch Drawer program for creating line art from photos.