I found a tutorial on youtube on how to turn a picture into more of a pencil sketch. I have done it many times and it always worked fine, now I can't get it to work for the life of me! The steps go like this, duplictae layer, decrease saturation, invert image, color dodge which makes the image all white. Then go into gaussian blur and turn up the pixels. That is where it stops working, it just stays white and doesnt bring any pixels back in! What am I doing wrong, or what did I accidently change to mess it up? Thanks for any help.
Here is the link to the tutorial. I tried to go into swathces and press D but that didnt help. I am not sure what to try next, I am so frustarted with it right now! Thank you for your response though. 🙂
It sounds like things go wrong for you at 01m44s. Can you show a screenshot of your image in that state? Be sure to have the layer selected and the Gaussian Blur panel still open.
If you have moved past this point already, use Undo and / or the History panel (Window menu) to step back before the Gaussian blur.
Typing "D" simply resets your foreground and background swatches to black and white. That was a guess without having more information, as many (but not all) filters use these swatches. You'll see them near the bottom of the Tools panel.