Transform a Stock Photo Into an Airbrushed and Stenciled Illustration in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll learn techniques for creating sketchy, hand-drawn line art with a stock photo, using gradients and noise effects to imitate airbrushing techniques, and using custom shape tools to create quick and easy stencil designs within their illustration. Grab your graphics tablet, open up Adobe Photoshop, and let’s begin.

This tutorial design has been made to coincide with GLAAD’s Spirit Day and Blog Action Day 2014’s theme “Inequality”.