Half Sketch Effect in Photoshop | Photoshop Effect | Photoshop Tutorial

Updated: Oct 26, 2019

In this tutorial , you will learn how to give this Half sketch effect to your photos in Photoshop. So just follow the steps and learn this easy method to create it for yourself . So let's get started!


Half Sketch Effect




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Steps on how to give this Half sketch effect to your photos in Photoshop :-


  • So the first step is to create a duplicate of the image by pressing CTRL + J


Press CTRL + J to create a duplicate of the background layer
  • After that go to Image and then adjustments and then select Black and White over there and then in the pop up keep everything to default and then click on Ok which will convert the Image into a Black and white Image


Go to Image and then adjustments and then select Black & White over there
  • Now right click on the duplicate layer and select Convert to smart object over there


Right click on the duplicate layer

Now in the pop up select Convert to smart object to convert a layer to smart object
  • Then go to Filter and then select Filter gallery over there


Go to Filter and then select Filter gallery over there
  • After that expand Artistic folder and select Colored pencil over there and then set the following , Pencil Width : 8 , Stroke pressure : 7 , Paper brightness : 50 and then on Ok


Expand the Artistic folder and select Colored pencil and then set the following
  • Now make the original image layer active by clicking on it


Make the original image layer active
  • Then press CTRL + J to create a duplicate of it


Press CTRL + J to create a duplicate of image
  • After that drag that layer to the top


Drag that layer to the top
  • Now click on Add layer mask icon


Add layer mask icon
  • Now make the foreground color as black and then select Brush tool and brush as Soft round


Foreground color black

Brush tool icon

Soft round brush icon
  • After that using brush click and hover over the right half of the image to remove it (Shortcut to increase and decrease size of brush:- Press [ to reduce the size of the brush and ] to increase it's size )


Click and hover over the right part of the image to remove it
  • Now open any torn paper image in a new tab


Open torn paper image in new tab
  • Then select only torn paper using Magic wand tool or quick selection tool


Magic wand tool icon

Selecting only torn paper using magic wand tool
  • After that press CTRL + C to copy the selection and then go to Original image tab and press CTRL + V to place it over there


Go to original image tab and then press CTRL + V to paste the selection
  • Now press CTRL + T and then rotate and scale the paper image to half part of the layer


After pressing CTRL + T

After rotating and scaling torn image
  • Then right click on the layer and select create clipping mask over there


Right click on the torn paper layer

Then in the pop up select Create clipping mask over there
  • Now click on Add layer icon and select Blending options over there


Add layer style icon

Select blending options in the pop up
  • Then in the pop up click on Drop shadow and set the following , Blend mode : Multiply , Opacity : 75% , Distance : 10px , Spread : 10% , Size : 20px and then click on Ok


Click on Drop shadow and set the folowing

So now this will give you your Half sketch effect in Photoshop!



Final image after using Drop shadow

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