Converting Photos to Sketches for free…

Not all of us are photoshop gurus & sometimes need an easier alternative. In this post I will discuss quick & easy photo manipulation techniques, be it applying filters or removing a Red Eye. I will keep adding to the post as the discover more ways to do so. You are more than welcome to share any tricks & know-hows.

linesmART ( Mac OSX only – freeware)

This is one of the most awesome ways to quickly give your photos a make over. This tool can give your photos a painting or sketch effect. Great for converting those simple landscape shots into something amazing. Great for family photos too. There are five paramaters to tinker with: Intensity, Exposure, Saturation, Contrast & Brightness. So start tinkering and get those awesome results in no time.

Check this out. With linesmART you can cook something similar in a manner on minutes.

pixlr-o-matic (cloud)

Pixlr offers an online photo-editing tool which is pretty good but what they also offer is an awesome filter tool which allows you to add about a “MILLION” effects to your photos with a few simple clicks. Remember the photo apps we use to have on our camera phones with which we could put our friends face on the cover of TIME or put them behind bars. Well this is that and much more. Simply upload the photo, chose the filters which are pre-divided into sets & let it work its magic.

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