Sketching from a Photo

Sketching from a Photo

By: Karen Bonaker

Watch and learn from Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker on how to use Tracing Paper to freehand sketch from your photo using your own colors, and then how to finish things off by applying a paper texture. You will learn about:

  • how to open your image and get started with the photo painting panel (Ctrl + 6 to open the panel)
  • how to use tracing paper and clone sources
  • how to apply a surface texture and adjust the settings
  • how to adjust the layer composite method

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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  • Beth Reply

    What did you click off screen to get the clone box to go from being grayed out to active where you could uncheck it? When I open my picture, I cannot choose any other brush than the clone brush and that clone option box is inactive

    February 27, 2018 at 10:48 pm

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