Yes, dear readers, I tend to collect photo enhancements apps, on my Mac, iPhone, and iPad. There’s no shortage of decent quality apps for OS X and iOS which take a mundane, run-of-the-mill, very average photo and can crop, snip, and enhance it until the cows come home.
The end result of these photo enhancement apps is always the same. A better photo than the original.
PicSketch is yet another of the inexpensive Mac apps which can take a plain vanilla photo, particularly a portrait, and turn it into an artist’s rendering sketch with a click.
The proof is obvious.
Drop in a photo, select a preset and select a classic texture for the image, and click. Adjustments are easy, too, including pen size and color, moisture, and colorize.
If the background of your image is not too cluttered, the results can be remarkably good on the first try.
Just apply the sketch effect, then tweak until you get the result you want. The sketch effect background can be adjusted to any color, including a moisture effect.
The Preset mode has only 15 styles, but they’re easily modified and saved to create a customized library of presets.
Photos can be exports as JPG, PNG, or TIFF images, and, of course, shared on Twitter, Facebook, and even Pinterest.
PicSketch has competition, but the effort to create a good sketch from a vanilla photo is minutes vs. the hours you’d spend doing something similar in Photoshop, so it’s well worth the few dollars on the price tag.