Thank Frank, Lillias and Helen for giving this a try; nice results!
I would like to point out that the author refers to a companion tutorial for turning a portrait into a sketch. It is the same steps as this one except instead of using the Minimum filter he uses the Gaussian Blur filter (which will smooth the skin). Of course, both could be used selectively on the same image using masks. I'm kind of hoping someone will give it a try and tell us how it went.
- Applied the Find Edges filter before starting the tutorial. - Blending mode used -- Multiply, 75% Opacity. - Applied a Landscape Enhance texture by Merek Davis (Blue Skies, Multiply blending mode, 50% Opacity). - Applied the Texturizer filter (Canvas). - Starter image for EP #192.
Photoshop Elements 7, Photoshop Elements 10 through 2021 Photoshop 2020 & Lightroom Classic Windows 10 Pro
I added a Surface Blur and masked it in for the girl's head only, because the face had become wrinkled and the hair unkempt-looking.
Rita, very clever (and effective)! I would never thought of using this filter. Living and learning!
Sepiana, I use the Surface Blur whenever I edit a portrait. It saves a good deal of other corrections and is the reason my friends and relatives think I'm a better photographer than their children. It always requires a mask though to bring back at least the eyes and mouth. Does wonders for almost any throat between 30 and 90 years old.