How to Create Chalk Style on Photoshop in 2 Minutes or Less

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Adobe Photoshop doesn’t have a specific button that lets you instantly turn any picture into a chalk style. Instead, it’s a combination of multiple effects and settings that in the end, producing a style that is strikingly similar to when you draw something with a piece of chalk.

In this guide, I will show you a simple way to create a chalk effect on Photoshop for 2 minutes or less. The guide is based on Photoshop CC 2021 but should be somewhat similar to other versions of the software.

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Here’s the guide.

1. Prepare the picture you want to turn into a chalk drawing on Photoshop.

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2. Go to Filter > Stylize > Find Edges.

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3. The result should appear like this.

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4. Click Image > Adjustments > Invert.

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5. And it will turn into this.

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6. Next, head to Filter > Artistic > Rough Pastels. If you can’t find Artistic, you may enable it first via Edit > Preferences > Plugins > Show all Filter Gallery groups and names > OK.

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7. Adjust Stroke LengthStroke DetailScaling, and Relief as you need, then hit OK.

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8. Navigate to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.

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9. Now the picture has turned into a chalk style.

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10. You may add extra customizations and change the background to make it look more appealing.

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The guide above is just basic steps to create the effect. You can combine it with other editing techniques to fit your needs.

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