In this instructable I will be showing you how to trace any image and make it look like you sketched it. This is fairly simple and if you want you can make it more detailed.

To do this you will need:
1. Photoshop Elements 6 ( Or any form of photoshop)
2. A computer
3.(Optional) a pen tablet to help you trace.

Step 1: First, find yourself a nice image.

go on the internet and find an image to trace, or you can scan a picture that you have.
i used Iron Man because the lines on the picture are much more simple than a real picture, but any picture will work.
<p>very cool instructable. All of my images from my facebook artist page is done doing the same method. the process that you describe is similar to the Rotoscoping technique that traditional animators have been doing for years to animate from live action and is now easier than ever with computers. great explanation.</p>
*you mean opacity 25, not 255 right? opacity only goes up to 100... also this works in all versions of photoshop, as well as GIMP, Paint.net, gimpshop, and any other image editor that supports layer opacity
ahh yeah you're right. ill fix that.
Good stuff! Back in the 80s I used Adobe Illustrator on a Mac to trace logos to make T-shirt stencils for event sponsors. The beauty of the vector graphic is you can resize it for any application.
also....if you've got photoshop (not sure on the gimp)...if you can learn to master the pen tool you can make your tracing into a vector graphic which can be resized to any size without losing quality

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