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Convert a photo into a drawing

by arqpitrolla / December 6, 2007 3:25 AM PST

I was looking for a software or plugin to convert photos into realistic drawings.
I'm not convinced by the results that I obtained using some well known photoshop plugins.
Does anyone know if such software exists?

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Adobe Illustrator attempts to do this.
by Kiddpeat / December 6, 2007 5:06 AM PST

It works reasonably well.

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You are in luck!!
by taboma / December 13, 2007 1:06 PM PST

You are in luck. The Adobe App is called Adobe Streamline.
Wonderful program. I have been using it for years.
Creates files from Tiff files to Illustrator on the fly in CMYK or B&W in tone up to 64 colors or just one? LINE ART.
It is a great program. So simple. So neat and easy to use. I love it. You will too.
Glad you came to the Graphics Forum.
Good luck with the program. You will love it

Hope this helps you.


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convert a photo into drawing easily
by alainpaul90 / August 17, 2010 3:40 AM PDT
In reply to: You are in luck!!

Hi I would like to put drawings in my blog.
Is there a software that can quickly and easily transform photos into drawings?
On google I found other software but there are too many steps
please help me and thank you.

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draw in one click
by romual95 / August 18, 2010 1:01 AM PDT
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Gimpshop 2.4.2
by Dango517 / December 19, 2007 3:31 PM PST

Can do this but it's complicated and will take some time to learn.

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Painting Software: Gertrudis
by arqpitrolla / January 2, 2008 10:52 AM PST
In reply to: Gimpshop 2.4.2
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Painting Software: Gertrudis
by taboma / January 3, 2008 1:23 PM PST

arqpitrolla, Glad you found it. I hope the program is free and also has B&W like Adobe offers in Streamline.

Have fun with it.


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by Frankie787 / September 2, 2010 6:25 PM PDT

Adobe Streamline has been discontinued - as Adobe have integrated this type of thing into their software.

There is a 'live trace' option in Adobe Illustrator CS3 and upwards (as far as I know). You place a photo, click on Live Trace and mess with the settings to see what amount of detail etc you want.

The program then converts your photo to an editable vector file : )

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thank you
by jrexgis / September 14, 2010 6:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Illustrator

thanks for sharing this taboma, been a really big help showing me this reply Happy thank you so much

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