How to transform a pencil sketch in Photoshop

Colourising a scanned hand-drawn pencil sketch to get rid of the black lines can save an artist lots of work and aggravation. Dark, black lines are hard to paint over while maintaining the sketch. Thankfully, there's an easy way to colour and soften those black lines using Photoshop

For more advice, you can also see our favourite how to draw tutorials, as well as get your hands on the best pencils around with our handy guide. In the meantime, here's how to work on a pencil sketch in Photoshop.

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An artist and instructor who's based at Utah Valley University, Don is the author or co-author of five digital painting books, including Advanced Painter Techniques.