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Pencil Sketch Action turns your photo into realistic Pencil Sketch. Action perfect works with portraits or other photos. Action contains 10 color FX. Save hours of work with this action. After action finish the work you get a well-organized and structured file with the many layers, folders and settings to improve the final result. Action perfectly work on Mac and PC.

Watch detailed video tutorial for this action HERE

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This action has been created and optimized for use on Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC and ONLY FOR THE ENGLISH VERSION OF PHOTOSHOP. Need to change the language of your version? WATCH HERE

If you have any problems with this action please visit the help page, where you will find answers to FAQs and recommendations for getting the most out of my actions. If you can’t find the answer to your question, and you’re still having trouble, please contact me by e-mail: [email protected]

How to configure Photoshop to work with actions.

1. Make sure you are using the English version of Photoshop. Each action has been created and optimized to work only with the English version of Photoshop, so please make sure that you are using this version. If not, don’t worry: you can change the language of your version of Photoshop to English (and switch back again) using this method

By the way, my best selling Double Exposure Action has recently been updated, and you can now use it with the English, German, French, Italian and Spanish versions of Photoshop.

2. Use the RGB Mode and 8 Bits color. To check these settings, go to Image->Mode and check the “RGB color” and “8 Bits/Channel”.

3. Make sure that the option “Add ‘copy’ to Copied Layers and Groups” is turned on. This option applies only to CS5 and later versions of Photoshop. On the “LAYERS” panel, click on the menu icon, go to “Panel Options…”, and check that the “Add ‘copy’ to Copied Layers and Groups” is turned on.

4. Use a photo with 72dpi or higher. If you are using a photo with less than 72dpi, the action will not function correctly. To fix this, go to Image->Image Size and increase the resolution value.

5. Set the Opacity of brush to 100%. Set the Opacity of the brush to 100%. Select the “Brush Tool” and move the opacity slider to 100%.

How to combine my actions?

1. Open your photo

2. Play the first action

3. Save the result as an image

4. Open the previously saved image

5. Play the second action

Photos used in preview are not included.

If you love this action, please don’t forget to rate it!

  • toby11

    2017-02-11 09:23:05
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    Looks awesome... Purchased it and watched the video. Did the step by step but ended up with something that looked nothing like the intended image samples you provided. Also, missing layer 10 warning. Is there any way you can help me troubleshoot this? Thanks so much!

  • Eugene-design

    2017-02-11 22:57:18
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    Hello! Yes, sure! First of all let's make sure that you doing all right. Please check these things. 1. Please check the name of created layer. The right name “area”. 2. Also please make sure that you loaded patterns file and brushes file. 3. Also before you click play button please make sure that the opacity and flow values of brush tool is 100%. And that the normal mode of brush tool is selected. 4. If it not resolved your problem, try to reset your Photoshop settings using this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1OCITC-VYM 5. One more thing: try to play action with another photo. 6. Please use high quality photos with 3500px size and more. Please let me know if your problem will not resolved after all these steps. My e-mail: [email protected] Thanks!

  • toby11

    2017-02-14 03:25:49
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    Thank you! However, I've tried everything on this checklist and still getting the same results. I don't know what it could be?

  • drev0

    2018-09-27 15:52:43
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    INCREDIBLE LARGE SALES AND EXCELLENT MOOD!

  • Eugene-design

    2018-10-01 01:05:31
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    Thanks :)

  • agenturirrlicht

    2016-11-20 04:40:02
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    I get tons of errors, I want my money back!

  • Eugene-design

    2016-11-20 20:36:37
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    Hello! If you get tons of errors it's means that you doing something wrong. Because this action is workable with all versions of Photoshop start from CS3 and tested on many types of photos. First of all, please give me more details about your problem. You can send me a fullscreen screenshot with the first error. My e-mail: [email protected] Also I recommend to you watch this step-by-step videotutorial before use action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBlfJiGI808 Also here is few recommendations how to fix any problems. 1. Please check the name of created layer. The right name “area”. 2. Also please make sure that you loaded patterns file and brushes file. 3. Also before you click play button please make sure that the opacity and flow values of brush tool is 100%. And that the normal mode of brush tool is selected. 4. If it not resolved your problem, try to reset your Photoshop settings using this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1OCITC-VYM 5. One more thing: try to play action with another photo. 6. Please use high quality photos with 3500px size and more. Thanks!

  • Creative_Fox

    2016-07-26 01:18:40
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    Awesome as always ! GLWS :)

  • Eugene-design

    2016-07-26 04:40:07
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    Many thanks :)

  • dezzo

    2016-08-12 09:37:41
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    This is an absolute masterpiece of a photoshop action. It functions great and is intelligently organized for easy customization.

  • Eugene-design

    2016-08-12 17:52:20
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    Thank you! So glad to see that you enjoyed! :)

  • Hana17f

    2017-07-16 23:07:23
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    Hi dear , Can i buy tutrial for this action ?

  • Eugene-design

    2017-07-17 21:01:22
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    Hello! You can see tutorial for free here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBlfJiGI808 Thanks!

  • angelbinky

    2017-07-06 05:37:12
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    I bought your pencil sketch action yesterday and have tried it several times. I keep getting a "no pixels" found error. I also get a gaussion blur does not work. On further down, it indicates that it is not able to "delete" a layer. Please indicate what might be the issue.

  • Eugene-design

    2017-07-07 02:00:14
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    Hello! Please try to load a patterns file again, using this method: https://youtu.be/CBlfJiGI808?t=155 Also I recommend to you watch this step-by-step video tutorial before use action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBlfJiGI808 And finally here is few recommendations how to fix any problems. 1. Please check the name of created layer. The right name “area”. 2. Also please make sure that you loaded patterns file and brushes file. 3. Also before you click play button please make sure that the opacity and flow values of brush tool is 100%. And that the normal mode of brush tool is selected. 4. If it not resolved your problem, try to reset your Photoshop settings using this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1OCITC-VYM 5. One more thing: try to play action with another photo. 6. Please use high quality photos with 3500px size and more. Also if you still have problem with action after all these steps please let me know. Thanks!

  • Artphotobykira

    2018-09-19 20:16:51
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    Hi, Just bought a few of your actions and tried to run the first one - "Pencil Sketch"and it is throwing an error - "The object layer area is not currently available." I followed all the instructions on how to check if photoshop is prepared (I am using Photoshop CC) and check all the help suggestions. Still the same problem. Pls help

  • Eugene-design

    2018-09-23 21:38:32
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    Hi, Please check this step again: https://youtu.be/CBlfJiGI808?t=191 You have to create a new layer with the 'area' name. After that please play the action again. Please let me know about the result. Thanks!

  • photoscena

    2016-09-15 04:19:52
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    brilliant! - works exactly as claimed (in CC 2015.5)

  • photoscena

    2016-09-15 07:38:24
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    ... and also CC 2015.5.1

  • photoscena

    2016-09-15 07:38:33
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    especially when combining the outputs from inputs of different image sizes

  • Eugene-design

    2016-09-15 21:51:55
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    Thank you so much :)

  • harihk143

    2016-09-22 17:42:51
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    Hi wrong Question asking here is there any chances where i can get this action for free Each Rupee is counting in my life if yes please let me know My mail id is [email protected] thank you

  • sheshagirikm

    2017-01-24 20:13:07
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    Does it work with CS 6 ?

  • Eugene-design

    2017-01-25 03:13:18
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    Definitely yes! :)

  • philoss

    2017-09-13 23:19:59
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    Hi in my inicial down load i received a text, sketch pencil, sketch action, BUT.. the patterns download was GIMP which means i cannot use the sortware can you advise..

  • Eugene-design

    2017-09-14 03:48:46
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    Hello! You no need to use a GIMP with pattern file. Please use this method to load a patterns file into your Photoshop: https://youtu.be/CBlfJiGI808?t=154 Please let me know if your problem will not resolve. Thanks!

  • mbtalbot

    2017-05-30 18:36:07
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    Hi Eugene, I am having similar problems. I have reset preferences in CS6 and followed your tutorial step by step but the Command Delete message still appears after Layer 2 copy at which point it stops. I have loaded the brushes and patterns and reinstalled the action at least 4 times in the last week. Still broken. Please help.

  • Eugene-design

    2017-05-31 00:10:14
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    Hello! Can you send me a fullscreen screenshot with your first error? My e-mail: [email protected] Thanks!

  • BSOULS

    2016-07-27 11:15:15
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    great work!!

  • Eugene-design

    2016-07-28 05:05:09
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    Thanks! :)

  • dramenon

    2017-05-23 10:54:34
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    I suggest adding this line to the basic Help file: "Please use high quality photos with 3500px size and more."

  • Eugene-design

    2017-05-25 00:54:11
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    Hello! Thanks for your advice. Actually the Help file already has a line: "- Use a good quality pictures. I recommend using a photo with a resolution of at least 2000-4000 pixels on one axis for best effect." Best regards, Eugene.

  • dennruth

    2016-12-22 12:25:12
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    Hello, I'm getting errors, "no pixels selected" and "The command "Delete" is not currently available." These are appearing at "Set selection" thru "Inverse". I've used this action before on this image with no problems. I even reset Photoshop. Still not working.

  • dennruth

    2016-12-22 12:35:14
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    I even tried it on other photos and it's still not working.

  • dennruth

    2016-12-22 12:58:47
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    I finally had to re-download your file and reinstall everything for it to work.

  • Eugene-design

    2016-12-22 22:16:26
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    Hello! Do you have any problem with action now? Thanks!

  • rakeshnegi83

    2017-06-03 03:24:35
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    hi i just bought Pencil Sketch Photoshop Action but it's not working the way you showed in video. action script doesn't work as i am using Photoshop cs6. even though i followed all the steps you suggested before pressing the action script. Popup come up with "The object “layer “Background”” is not currently available". plz tell let me know how to fix it

  • Eugene-design

    2017-06-04 03:08:49
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    Hello! Looks like you forgot this step: https://youtu.be/CBlfJiGI808?t=121 Your photo must to have a "Background view". Please let me know if your problem will not resolved. Thanks!

  • LabTwenty

    2018-05-09 09:19:48
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    I want a refund.

  • Eugene-design

    2018-05-11 02:06:10
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    Hi, Can I ask you, what is the reason of refund? Can I help you to solve this problem? Best regards, Eugene.

  • FaithfulGuide62

    2016-12-26 09:25:42
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    This is amazing and so simple to use!

  • Eugene-design

    2016-12-27 21:10:01
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    Thank you :)

  • DFrench07

    2017-02-23 03:58:16
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    Hi Eugene, i become the error ,,command select is not available - what can i do to become such wonderful paintings. second layer is 'area' pic is layer 0' pencil is standart - brush and pencile is loaded, action to... pic is set as background... watch your video and was doing all the same as you... and still the error command select is not not available...

  • Eugene-design

    2017-02-23 05:12:26
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    Hello! Here is few recommendations how to fix "select" problems. 1. Please check the name of created layer. The right name “area”. 2. Make sure that your Background photo has a "Background" view.  3. Also please make sure that you loaded brushes file and patterns file. 4. Also before you click play button please make sure that the opacity and flow values of brush tool is 100%. And that the normal mode of brush tool is selected. 5. If it not resolved your problem, try to reset your Photoshop settings using this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1OCITC-VYM 6. One more thing: try to play action with another photo. 7. Please use high quality photos with 3500px size and more. Also if your problem will not resolved after all these steps, please send me a fullscreen screenshot with your first error on my e-mail: [email protected] Thanks!

  • DFrench07

    2017-02-23 05:46:12
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    great - will do that...

  • DFrench07

    2017-02-23 06:58:57
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    Hi Eugene, after reseting Photoshop it work very well. You are just GREAT will look for other Actions from you. Thanks very much... :)

  • Eugene-design

    2017-02-24 05:40:20
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    Great news! Thanks! :)