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Adding Artistic Outlines to Photos with PicsArt | Publishers

Add artistic outlines to photos through the effect sketch has become trend in social networks. The PicsArt app, available for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones, can automatically detect people's silhouette and turn the image into a stylized sketch within seconds. You can customize the result by changing the thickness and color of the stroke, as well as the position of the drawing.

The following tutorial was performed on a Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro with Android 8.0 Oreo, but the instructions also apply to other devices with the Google system. Learn, in the next few lines, how to turn your selfies and other photos into artistic sketches.

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Step 1. Install the PicsArt application. On the main screen, tap the "+" button in the center and select the "All photos" option;

Tap the add button to start editing a photo in PicsArt Photo: Playback / Ana Letcia LoubakTap the add button to start editing a photo in PicsArt Photo: Playback / Ana Letcia Loubak

Tap the add button to start editing a photo in PicsArt Photo: Playback / Ana Letcia Loubak

Step 2. Choose a photo from the mobile gallery. Then click on "Effects";

Choose a photo from the gallery at PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia LoubakChoose a photo from the gallery at PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Choose a photo from the gallery at PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Step 3. Select the "Sketch" category and apply the "SKTCH1" effect;

Apply the "SKTCH1" effect with PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia LoubakApply the "SKTCH1" effect with PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Apply the "SKTCH1" effect with PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Step 4. PicsArt draw the silhouette. Tap once more on the effect cone to adjust its properties. Change the "horizontal" and "vertical" values ??to position the drawing as you prefer;

Adjust contour placement in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia LoubakAdjust contour placement in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Adjust contour placement in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Step 5. If desired, adjust the stroke thickness;

Change line thickness with PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia LoubakChange line thickness with PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Change line thickness with PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Step 6. Tap the color picker to change the line color;

Change the color of the sketch made in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia LoubakChange the color of the sketch made in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Change the color of the sketch made in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Step 6. You can also apply a black and white photograph filter;

If desired, apply a black and white photo effect in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia LoubakIf desired, apply a black and white photo effect in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

If desired, apply a black and white photo effect in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Step 8. If you want to erase parts of the sketch, use the eraser. By touching the tool you can change aspects such as size, opacity and hardness. Make the necessary adjustments, and then tap the points you want to erase. Press the button in the upper right corner to proceed;

Use the eraser to erase parts of the outline in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia LoubakUse the eraser to erase parts of the outline in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Use the eraser to erase parts of the outline in PicsArt Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Step 9. Press the checkin the upper right corner to finish editing. Then tap the arrow that appears;

Save the edit made with the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia LoubakSave the edit made with the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Save the edit made with the PicsArt app Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Step 10. Now just post the result on social networks. To do so, select "Share" and choose the platform of your choice.

Share the result made in PicsArt on social networks Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia LoubakShare the result made in PicsArt on social networks Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

Share the result made in PicsArt on social networks Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak

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