Hi all. Sorry I haven't been around much. Work schedule turned beastly. I have been popping in and seeing all the wonderful creations though.
I just watched an interesting little tutorial here that I thought some of you might enjoy. It explains two ways to use the two new blend modes in Photoshop CS5. I thought the one for making a sketch with the Divide blend mode was so incredibly easy and can see where I will be able to use it as a base for some OOTB processing.
I made this sketch just as a demo of what about 30 seconds and 5 steps* can do.
Open image and duplicate the Background layer
Change Blend mode of dupe layer to Divide
Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur set to around 2ish
Desaturate to desired amount
Adjust Levels to desired line thickness.
Hope you find the tutorial useful.