I've been trying to figure out how to create black and white line art from my photographs. I've got illustrator, photoshop and Lightroom. Image trace in illustrator kind of works (I'm probably/definitely doing something wrong) but it's not giving the result I'm after.
For example of what I mean is when you go into Lightroom and in the sharpening tab, hold alt on the masking option. What that creates is what I want a copy of, black outlines with the rest white/blank. The images are RAW 16MP images taken with a DSLR.
image => adjustments => thresholdand then "blurify" it but it's far more bad-looking and you need special plugin, in example Topaz DeNoise, to decrease the level of spiky edges.