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How to Turn a Photo Into a Pencil Drawing

by Erin McManaway

Free online tools can convert any digital photo file on your computer into a pencil drawing. You can use these stylized sketched photos in art projects, crafts or even as part of a gift. These online converters are free, and you can convert as many photos as you need into pencil drawings. Once the website has converted the digital photo, you can use a graphics program to edit or print the pencil drawing.

Image Editor

Step 1

Go to the Image Editor website (see Resources). Place a mark next to the "Sketch" option.

Step 2

Click the "Browse" button and select the photo file on your computer. Click the "Submit" button and allow the converter to change your photo.

Right-click on the pencil drawing and save the image to your computer.

Resize.it

Step 1

Navigate to the "Advanced Tools" section of the Resize.it website (see Resources).

Step 2

Click the "Browse" button and select the photo file from your computer's hard drive.

Step 3

Check the box next to "Convert the image to a sketch." Place a mark in the box next to "GrayScale the image."

Click the "Okay" button and wait until the converter turns the photo into a pencil drawing. Right-click on the pencil drawing and save the image to your computer.

Photo Pencil Sketch

Step 1

Open the Photo Pencil Sketch website (see Resources).

Step 2

Click the "Browse" button and select the photo file from your computer. Click the "Continue" link and allow the site to upload and convert the photo.

Right-click on the pencil drawing and save the image to your computer.

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