Transform an Image into a Pencil Drawn Sketch


GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It is often used as a free software replacement for Adobe Photoshop, the most widely used bitmap editor in the printing and graphics industries; however, it is not designed to be a Photoshop clone.If you would like to download Gimp, go to

1.You need to select an image which is bright in color. Regardless of any image you want to select.Just make sure that if the image is not bright.. increase the brightness and contrast a bit. Now lets begin.I use stock images on They have a great selection of images that are free and have good resolution.

2.The first thing you will have to do is change the image mode to grayscale.Go to Image>Mode>Grayscale.

3.Duplicate the background layer and rename it as photocopy.

4.Go to Filter>Artistic>Photocopy.We will apply to the layer.Change the photocopy layer mode to lighten only.

5.Now we will duplicate again the background image(the original image) and put it above other layer.Rename it as Cartoon layer.

6.Go to Filter>Artistic>Cartoon and apply this filter to the cartoon layer.and change the layer mode to Overlay.

7.Once again duplicate the background layer(original layer)and put it above the other layer and rename it as Blur because after this i’ll apply gaussian blur effect.Go to Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur.
Change the Blur layer mode to Burn.

8.Duplicate again the background layer(original layer) and rename it as motion blur.Put it to the top.Go to Filters>Blur>Motion Blur.after that apply Motion Blur filter and change the mod layer to Burn. (Click the image to see the Motion Blur value that i used).

9.The Result.

another result

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