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Can anyone tell me how to get this kind of vector line drawing from a photo? I'm beginner and can't find any answer. Thanks in advance :) enter image description here

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That's a sketch not a filter effect. You can create similar effects using filters on photo's but never that good. –  SaturnsEye Jun 18 at 7:32
    
Can you draw by hand? –  Vnovak Jun 18 at 7:53
    
@SaturnsEye ihmo, that's the actual answer to this question. Care to make it one? :) –  Vincent Jun 18 at 8:56
    
@Bakabaka Done :) –  SaturnsEye Jun 18 at 10:27
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I'd suggest tracing paper. –  DA01 Jun 19 at 5:51

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The image that you're showing is actually a hand drawn sketch and not a filter effect so unfortunately there's no easy way around it.

You can create similar effects using filters on photo's but never that good.

You could also try using the Threshold tool Image>Adjustment>Threshold and adjust the settings until you get an image you're happy with:

enter image description here

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You can mess with some of the other filters. Apply some posterization, crosshatching to draw out a bit more of the sketch look. They'd need to be very subtle though. –  JackMcE Jun 18 at 14:22

Your sample image is hand drawn sketch. For exactly correct result you need to sketch your photo by hand in similar style. No filters, no plugins. You can use:

  1. Wacom tablet + Adobe Illustrator for creating vector illustration

  2. Wacom tablet + Adobe Photoshop for creating raster illustration and then place it in Adobe Illustrator and convert to vector. But result will be with a lot of dirty shapes and points.

  3. And best way for you - go to odesk.com or guru.com and ask there for help. This is very simple task for professional so it will cost $5-20 to you.

Best regards, Evgeniy

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I have used this method before for a concept. The result really depends on the image used, but I've had some neat results.

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Color-Image-Look-Like-a-Sketch-in-Photoshop

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Could you add an excerpt or quick summation of the method used? That way, your answer is still valuable in case the link breaks at a later time. Thanks! –  Vincent Jun 18 at 15:41

The best way to create vector line drawing is using softwares like adobe illustrator or CorelDRAW. Now for your answer here is a site that might help to create vector line drawing. http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-nautical-sketch-style-in-adobe-illustrator--cms-20379 i hope this might help to turn a photograph into a line-art sketch vector.

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Could you add an excerpt or quick summation of the method used? That way, your answer is still valuable in case the link breaks at a later time. Thanks! –  Vincent Jun 20 at 9:13

In illustrator, Open Image trace panel:

Window > Image Trace

It will give an option of 'Line Art' as a targeted style. different customisations are possible. However result will depend on contrast and lines in the image.

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