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Hi, Can anyone recommend a software program or other method to change photo's into drawings? I'm trying to design fitness related T-shirts with pictures of people in different different exercises, but I'm no artist (and can't afford one). I want to take simple pictures of people doing things (like squats, bicep curls, etc) and turn them into drawings to submit for printing. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I think photoshop can do that. Make "sketches" or line drawings out of photos. If the standard photoshop doesn't do it, I'm 99.9% sure there is an add-on to the software that can make it happen.

If you're not highly skilled with graphics programs, you may want to try hiring someone to do this for you or ask your screen printer if their art department can convert the photos into line drawings for you.
 

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I use two different programs
I use photoImpact -- put out by Ulead . .
and the other I use . . is an old version of Micrografx -- which is own by Corel now . . from what I have read . . .
just hate to upgrade a program that I can work to its max without having bugs to deal with . .
 

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Hi V!

How about Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, or search for FREE GNU programs at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_program

[edit: no self promotion please :) ]

Also, do you need vector artwork? If so, you will need to convert any photos/bitmap images to vector format using Path tools or Trace tools of the image programs (like Illustrator, Flash, etc.)

Hope this helps!


vasana1 said:
Hi, Can anyone recommend a software program or other method to change photo's into drawings? I'm trying to design fitness related T-shirts with pictures of people in different different exercises, but I'm no artist (and can't afford one). I want to take simple pictures of people doing things (like squats, bicep curls, etc) and turn them into drawings to submit for printing. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Thanks for your suggestions & advice! I'm started to get a better idea about what I need to do & have decided to purchase Illustrator - now I just gotta learn how to use it. Thanks a lot!
 

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I downloaded the free version of Illustrator CS2 this weekend with the "live trace" feature. It works great, but it is only a 30 day free trial. You may want to get it. Try it out. Then decide if it will work for you.

If you do, you can find it here.
 
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