In case you haven’t noticed yet, the hand drawn style is one of the hottest design trends. There are several ways to create hand drawn images — you can create it from scratch in Photoshop or you can scan an actual hand drawn sketch. Personally, I like to use a scanned drawing because you get a realistic drawing texture. Here is a quick tutorial to show you how to create a hand drawn design in Photoshop using the blending mode and alpha channel.

1 Create From Scratch in Photoshop

If you have a tablet, you can simply draw the sketch by using the brush tool.


Don’t Have a Tablet?

If you don’t have a tablet, you can create the artwork in Adobe Illustrator and then imitate a hand drawing effect in Photoshop.

First draw a vector illustration. Then import it in Photoshop. Use a grungy brush and gently erase select parts of the image. Use the Blur tool to create the smug effect.

digg it sketch

2 Scan It

The easiest way scan the drawing and set the layer blending mode to Multiply.

multiply blending mode

Invert Color

If you want to have a white color stroke instead of black go to menu Image > Adjustments > Invert (or press shortcut Cmd+i) and then select Screen blending mode.

screen blending mode

screen blending mode

Step It Up: Create Color Gradients

What if you want more than just a black or white stroke (ie. colors gradients)? Then you will have to extract the drawing from the white background. A simple way to do this is by using alpha channel.

  • Copy (Cmd+C) the drawing.
  • In the Channels palette, create a new channel. Then paste the drawing in the new channel.
  • Invert (Cmd+i) the channel layer.

alpha channel

Go back to the Layers palette, create a new layer. Go to menu Select > Load Selection. In the Load Selection prompt box, select Channel: "Alpha 1" (which is the name of the alpha channel I created earlier).

alpha channel

Shortcut Tip: the shortcut for loading a channel selection is Cmd + Opt + any number key (ie. 1, 2, 3). Learn more Photoshop shortcuts.

Fill Selection

With the channel selection loaded, you can fill it with any color.

color drawing

Using It In The Design

For the purpose of this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to incorporate your hand drawing on a female model (the photo was purchased from iStock).

drawing on a female model

1. First, cut out the model.

cutout model

2. Fill the background with some sort of light glowing gradients.

glowing background

3. Paste the drawing on top of the model. Lock the layer transparency. Play around with the color gradients.

gradient stroke

4. Duplicate the drawing in the background to add more details to the image.

final model image


Artur Kim
Jun 29, 2008 at 11:02 pm

Thank you for writing this tutorial. (:

Ash Haque
Jun 29, 2008 at 11:16 pm

Great tutorial Nick!

Jun 29, 2008 at 11:19 pm

A great tutorial! Nice job :)

Tracey Grady
Jun 29, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Thanks for a very effective and easy-to-follow tutorial. It’s very considerate of you to include an option for people who don’t have a tablet – I do own one and I know how tough it can be to follow many tutorials online without it.

Jun 29, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Cool! I like it…

Mayank Keshari
Jun 29, 2008 at 11:34 pm

Pretty nice tutorial, i love your designs :)
Thanks for writing.

Todd Smith
Jun 30, 2008 at 12:05 am

Thank you! You’ve inspired me to add some hand drawn stuff to my site.

Jun 30, 2008 at 12:45 am

Wow, that’s really beautiful.( I mean the girl ,who’s it.)

Nick , put that wave and other things away , just show us a real girl .

Jun 30, 2008 at 1:01 am

Awsome tutorial! how do you get such a great idea?
Thanks to share!

Jun 30, 2008 at 1:16 am

And i think hand drawn designs could work out very well in web design :)

Jun 30, 2008 at 1:47 am

i really like it


Jun 30, 2008 at 1:52 am

great and simple tutorial btw :D

Antoine Lépée
Jun 30, 2008 at 2:17 am

NIce job :)
thanks for the tutorial !

Jun 30, 2008 at 2:23 am

It’s easy and beatiful, nice!

Niels Gamborg
Jun 30, 2008 at 2:40 am

Great tutorial. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Jun 30, 2008 at 2:49 am

I really like it
thank u =)

floris baan
Jun 30, 2008 at 3:01 am

Again a great tutorial to learn from! Keep it up!

Jun 30, 2008 at 3:53 am

great tutorial. i’m always in awe of people with really strong photoshop skills.

i’ve been using the pen tablet technique for some time in order to get the school-style handwritten words on my site. it works well and is reasonably fast to implement.

you can check it out here ->

Jun 30, 2008 at 4:53 am

Normally I’ll do the same, just scan the hand-drawing, a lot more easier.. or I’m saying this just because I don’t have any tablets tools to use..Lol :(

Jun 30, 2008 at 5:08 am

good toturial

Jun 30, 2008 at 6:06 am

YES! very nice tutorial, i hope i get my tablet very soon to do this sort of art. and my blog needs a new design too.

David Hellmann
Jun 30, 2008 at 6:20 am

I have a wacom intuos A4 and i must say thats a great tablet! i dont be a master of drawing but for some little things it is perfekt!

Of course, good tutorial, i like your stuff!

Htoo Tay Zar
Jun 30, 2008 at 6:54 am

Wow, Great Post. +fav I’ve no tablet but now i can create hand drawn design coz of this post. thanks

Dennis Aaen
Jun 30, 2008 at 7:33 am

Cool tutorial. I wiil try it one day

Jun 30, 2008 at 7:54 am

Great article – If you like the sketching style, check out this group on flickr:

Great for inspo when sketching!!

Jun 30, 2008 at 7:57 am

great job thanks!

Jun 30, 2008 at 8:39 am

Wow! It’s very interesting :)

I like Diggs’ picture :)

Jun 30, 2008 at 11:40 am

That is pretty awesome I am going to try that out once I get a vector pad.

Jun 30, 2008 at 2:50 pm

I’ve used this technic many times… an other way to do something like that, is to draw it on paper and take a photograph by digitalcamera. In most cases the result is good enough for web or something like wallpapers.

Jun 30, 2008 at 3:18 pm

thanks a lot! great tutorial.

Alex Stubbs
Jun 30, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Thanks, I’ve been looking for this for about 2 weeks now!

Jun 30, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Cool tutorial yet again, I like the lineart effect on the swirls from the scan.

Keep up the good work

Jun 30, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Hi there,

Loving your tutorials and have such gratitude to you. But I’d like t ask if you can make a tutorial on how to cut out pics from Photoshop, I mean like what you did to the model. I always have a hard time doing it and maybe you have some tips & tricks to it.

Thanks again for your lovely site.

Jul 1, 2008 at 12:35 am

Thanks for the article, I love this sort of effect.

Welcome to Paradise
Jul 1, 2008 at 4:45 am

cool stuff. As Ukrnet also said, the “digg” guy looks cool.

Jul 1, 2008 at 5:04 am

Sweet! this will come in handy for my current blog redesign.

Jul 1, 2008 at 6:38 am

I’ve recently made hand drawn design for my blog. Wow I’m in trend.

Alfred Devanesan Samuel
Jul 1, 2008 at 7:02 am

This is one among the best designs which I have seen in the past few months. Good work. Carry on … friend.

Jul 1, 2008 at 7:26 am

Here’s an interesting one – has that kind of illustrator trace feel

Molly Oakley
Jul 1, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Great stuff! I just have one question, though. For the gradient part with the alpha channels tutorial, you say to first Copy (Cmd+C) the drawing. Do you mean to ctrl + click the layer thumb and copy the selection of drawing’s outline, or to copy the drawing after pressing ctrl + a (or something else)? I’m just trying to figure out exactly what I’m copying at this step.

Thanks again for all of the tips! I love getting the chance to learn new Photoshop skills!

Jul 1, 2008 at 2:16 pm

perfect..great webdesignerwall only great tutorials! Thanks

Jul 1, 2008 at 3:42 pm

I love the hand drawn stuff. Hopefully the trend persists.

Jul 1, 2008 at 4:51 pm

This is a seriously sweet little walk through. Love all the stuff here.

marcelo araujo
Jul 1, 2008 at 5:35 pm

its very nice pra xuxu! nothing like hands to create a special effect

Thiago Vieira
Jul 1, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Thanks for this tutorial, Nick. As always, awesome.


tattooed lady
Jul 2, 2008 at 12:34 am

so if I scan in drawings should I open them straight into photoshop or do i need to trace them in illustrator first…or does it matter?

p.s. love your site.

Jul 2, 2008 at 9:39 am

hey man, sweet tut, i saw a similar thing on Miami Ink, the guys took photos, and tattooed over them, very cool!

Jul 2, 2008 at 10:02 am

I really love you Photoshop-art! Thank you so much for share it wiht us!
greetings from Berlin (Germany)

Jul 2, 2008 at 10:39 am

aaaah nice..
every since you posted the 2008 design trends I’ve been looking for tut’s about “hand”drawn designing.. So thnx for the simple little tutorial.
Maybe my site will get updated soon now =P

Shutter J
Jul 2, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Cool Thanks

Jul 3, 2008 at 1:42 am

Awesome – I have been trying to get this whole effect for a long time!

Great website :-)

Jul 3, 2008 at 2:44 am

Something I did in Photoshop hat ya’ll should check out and vote for, I need money so I can go back to school and this is for a scholarship. By the way I love these tutorials this site and ndesign are how I learned how to use my fav programs.

Jul 3, 2008 at 2:46 am

I messed up my webiste link in the last one, (the one that makes your name a link) and that is what this comment is for but once again amazing stuff i’m gonna try this out tomorrow cuz it’s 3:46 AM here and I need to wake up for work tomorrow

Skyte Media
Jul 3, 2008 at 5:47 am

This tutorial is excellent! See more examples here.

Jul 3, 2008 at 11:19 am

I love it!
I am a non tablet user as well so this is going to benefit me substantially!

1st post here on this site and must say… just the layout of your site is what is bringing me back… it is so visually attractive and the flow is very well thought out..


Dan Collins
Jul 3, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Wow, great tut.
I dont actually own a tablet or scanner,
guess what im buying tomorrow?

Jul 4, 2008 at 12:14 am

wahhh love this!

Jul 4, 2008 at 6:59 am

very nice tutorial!

Nilgun Tasci
Jul 4, 2008 at 9:13 am

OMG its very nice to cover real model :) thanks

Jul 4, 2008 at 11:56 am

great idea, thanks

Jul 6, 2008 at 2:27 am

Thanks for this very helpful tutorial!

Jul 6, 2008 at 2:31 am

Its simple, yet totally mindblowing!

I’ll have to try that sometime soon.

Jul 6, 2008 at 11:04 am

Can someone recommend me some books that teaches that process? draw,scan, create in photoshop

Jul 6, 2008 at 6:22 pm

Do a lot of designers use tablets? I’ve heard a number of designers say that they prefer using a mouse.

I never even really gave thought to scanning an image in. I’ll have to give it a try and see how it comes out.

Thanks for this post.

Jul 6, 2008 at 7:50 pm

I see that you’re using hand drawing image as the background of this post, looks nice and very creative, thank you for sharing this useful tips.


Jul 7, 2008 at 1:51 am

I love your blog very much. This is another great tutorial. I’ll buy tablet next month and bookmark this story. Thanks for sharing this :)

Ganesh Kumar
Jul 7, 2008 at 4:00 am

I am excited with the webdesignerwall. I learned lot of creativity and ideas. I am working as a webdesigner. This is really helpful for my present and future..
Thanks alot……..

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Jul 7, 2008 at 5:39 am


Jul 7, 2008 at 3:37 pm

wow good :D

Felicity Evans
Jul 8, 2008 at 5:34 am

Looks great. Inspires me to get my tablet out. I still find it a bit daunting to use.

Jul 8, 2008 at 10:06 am

oh my thats so nice. . .

Kirit Dey
Jul 9, 2008 at 7:28 am


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Jul 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm

Thanks a lot. it so good for me to use in my work.

Min Thu
Jul 10, 2008 at 9:03 am

This is really a great technique to create a great design! Cheers.

Jul 10, 2008 at 10:06 am

great tutorial!

Heather Marie Miller
Jul 10, 2008 at 10:58 am

I severely dig this site.

Jul 10, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Great tip. Thanks!

Joepi Paloma
Jul 11, 2008 at 2:50 am

Great site, great tips!

Jul 11, 2008 at 4:50 am

thanks for sharing
I’ve mention your site on my last post on my blog.

thanks again…

Jul 12, 2008 at 8:11 pm

You mentioned that you can create a hand drawn design from scratch in Photoshop from scratch? I know it’s not your preferred method, but how would one go about doing so? Is there a certain brush that can be used? Please enlighten.

Jul 12, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Thanks! It’s very nice!

stefan Penner
Jul 13, 2008 at 12:58 pm


Search Scripts
Jul 14, 2008 at 2:13 am

Noce work however it could have been more eye catching and professional looking if a little emphasis was put on the use of harmonic colors.

Jul 14, 2008 at 5:28 am

Excellent work, another very useful tutorial,looks very well. thanks

Chris Olberding
Jul 14, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Thanks for the post. Get the idea behind (Don’t Have a Tablet?), but am missing what the associated image is doing.

Jul 15, 2008 at 2:14 am

Very excellent tutrial! It helped me a lot. Thanks!

Jul 15, 2008 at 2:17 am

very nice work! very useful tips, as always!

Jul 15, 2008 at 5:08 am

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Jul 15, 2008 at 5:59 am

wow! it look sooo easy! i feel like trying it out!!
great tutorial!!

Jul 15, 2008 at 8:11 am

I wanna say: you are really a Master.

Mark Abucayon
Jul 15, 2008 at 10:23 pm

That was cool though its simple yet impressive.. thanks for sharing.

Jul 16, 2008 at 2:43 am

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Best IT Solution
Jul 16, 2008 at 6:36 am

Nice work!…Thanks for amazing tricks.

Jul 16, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Thank you for this tutorial Nick. Very useful tutorial. Thanks mate.

Jul 16, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Interesting effect. I’ll have to try that out some time.

J.T. Shaver
Jul 17, 2008 at 2:40 am

Cool idea. I love sketching and drawing and often find some things a lot easier to hand draw so I will definitely try this out some time.

Quote Catcher Website Design
Jul 17, 2008 at 5:04 pm

This is great stuff.. thanks for sharing!

erotik market
Jul 18, 2008 at 7:22 am

hii send all degion pleace and model

Skyte Media
Jul 18, 2008 at 11:59 am

Excellent article…thanks!

Jul 18, 2008 at 2:03 pm

nao gostei

Jul 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Great tutorial, some nice tips

Jul 19, 2008 at 12:55 am

Love this tutorial, I’m going to an art college currently and they really don’t encourage this enough!

It has been rumored a lot more of our fine arts students are being hired over the design students. This easily could be why!

Antoine Lépée
Jul 19, 2008 at 5:00 am

Easy to do and really nice & efficient ^^
Thanks for your tutorial !

vikram kumar ( textile designer )
Jul 19, 2008 at 7:13 am

excellent tips plz show more designs n ideas

i like ur ur site



Jul 20, 2008 at 7:50 am

I really loooooooooooooooove hand-drawn elements :)

Jul 20, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Great article, great ideas. As always!

Jul 21, 2008 at 6:02 am

these are great ideas!
ill surely use these on my projects!

Best Design Layouts
Jul 22, 2008 at 11:12 am

Good article on hand drawn design process…Thanks!

Jul 23, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Thank you very much!
It’s a very nice tutorial. I will try it on the next days.

Quality Web Design
Jul 24, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Very impressive result and very easy to follow instructions!

The Frosty
Jul 25, 2008 at 1:04 am

Very Nice, good to see a great PhotoShop tutorial!

Jul 26, 2008 at 2:57 am

very good thanks

Jul 26, 2008 at 6:09 am

Creativity Have no limites…..Very Good Design.

Jul 27, 2008 at 5:38 am

I can’t express your art with words .
I can only say God Bless You .

Jul 27, 2008 at 6:51 am

Nice one it’s great ti hear ..Keep it up..

Max | Design Shard
Jul 28, 2008 at 8:32 am

im going to be trying this in my designs good stuff

Jul 28, 2008 at 9:29 pm

Just Perfect Tutorial ;)

Jul 29, 2008 at 1:48 pm

sorry, aber einfach eine scharfe schnepfe nehmen und etwas gekritzel drüber?

Kiyoshi Kidd
Aug 1, 2008 at 6:44 am

That is gorgeous. I’m definately going to be trying this out. I’ve been reading (and seeing) a lot of the illustrative style lately and its just amazing.

and btw

This one is for a photo contest. Please vote and support!!! Help me get cash for school!! Please

Aug 1, 2008 at 8:43 am

I haven’t seen this type of website before, really different and artistic. I liked it.

Aug 1, 2008 at 10:48 am

love your website. excellent art, tutorials, everything!
i want to make a website to display some of my work, and i’d also like to help others with their graphics, a bit like you, but i have no idea how i can construct a website. i have a host, but i don’t know how to put my stuff on and how to put a layout and all that. if you could help me that would be great.

thanks a bunch :)

Don Hollingsworth
Aug 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

This is the greatest Ive seen on the web

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Aug 2, 2008 at 12:31 pm

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Aug 3, 2008 at 10:22 am

unique tutorial.thats the reason why im coming back:)i learn a lot in here

web 2 development
Aug 4, 2008 at 5:52 am

Thanks…Great tutorial for web 2 sites.

sandeep verma
Aug 5, 2008 at 2:28 am

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i like it

Aug 5, 2008 at 2:45 am

This is the greatest Ive seen on the web.

Aug 5, 2008 at 10:22 am

First, thank you very much for the information. I’m just a beginner but having a load of fun!

Second, your website is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Thank you for your information, I’ll be coming here often!


Aug 6, 2008 at 3:50 am

This is a good website …helps me alots and giving ideas for my assignment

Outsourcing to India
Aug 6, 2008 at 9:30 am

Amazing tricks for designers on this site… really prefect tutorials for web 2 sites.

Aug 6, 2008 at 10:14 am

Muy bueno el efecto! me encanta tu blog!!!!!

Aug 9, 2008 at 6:01 am

Excelente tutorial!

Aug 10, 2008 at 3:34 am

thanx more 100 times, can u give me same like some ideas


Aug 10, 2008 at 7:46 pm

ah dude that’s great ,your website is awesome :D

Aug 12, 2008 at 4:02 am

good work, but what the basic tutorial for me, someone who didnt know photoshop?what the first step i should do?

Aug 13, 2008 at 6:45 am

Good work muy Gracias por la mumento

Aug 14, 2008 at 12:35 pm

nice tut. i like the more advanced stuff you offer (such as alpha channels) — i don’t always thing of doing that.

soraya martell
Aug 14, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Iam not profecional buy I would like to make a nice imagines to decorate face books and my lenguage is spanich and is to hard to explein to you thanks..

Aug 16, 2008 at 9:19 am

very goooooood!

Aug 17, 2008 at 9:59 am

nice… pretty good work…

film izle
Aug 18, 2008 at 4:17 am


Aug 18, 2008 at 8:43 pm

That was really helpful, surprisingly, I limited channels to one color, why? I don’t know why till now. Thank you!

Aug 19, 2008 at 9:49 am

nice tutorial…

Aug 21, 2008 at 3:25 am

nice…….. thanks for the tutorial……..! :)

Aug 26, 2008 at 4:06 am

Thx a lot for this tutorial. I’ve been always searching for a way to incorporate a drawing into my design. Thx again

Aug 27, 2008 at 8:31 pm

uaou verry goooooood, beautifull…….

Ken Green
Aug 31, 2008 at 3:53 am

WOW! Very cool. Very useful!

Sep 2, 2008 at 12:37 am

so nicely… greeting for pek

Sep 2, 2008 at 11:56 am

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Sep 2, 2008 at 8:57 pm

goood job, i really love it

Photoshop Tutorial
Sep 7, 2008 at 2:09 pm

Great tutorial . Wonderfullllll!

Harka Lopchan
Sep 8, 2008 at 12:19 am

Wow, Grt.

Its really useful. Keep on posting more…..

Kalite Belgesi
Sep 11, 2008 at 2:07 am

Thank you it is nice work

Make Design, Not War
Sep 11, 2008 at 10:59 am

Nice little post – not being a truly skilled manual illustrator (i received the training but lack the patience), I’ve been especially fond of the quick sketch methods for a while now to incorporate with more lofty designs. It doesn’t work in all situations, but I’ve gotten some great results that I’m happy with – and the elements make for great additions to everything from wallpaper to little human touches on major corporate websites. Glad to see some stuff being written about this.

Kalite Belgelendirme
Sep 13, 2008 at 9:12 am

Good work.thaks.

Sep 13, 2008 at 1:56 pm

very nice how-to!
I think that using Illustrator live trace can smooth hand made work
Sep 14, 2008 at 2:11 am

Simple but nice :)

Sep 25, 2008 at 8:57 am

very nice! i wish i could make my own hand drawing. i’ll try it! Thumbs up man!

Sep 25, 2008 at 10:07 am

nice tutorial! thanks for this!

Sep 25, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Great tutorial! I’ve been wondering how to approach this kind of technique. :D
I’ve noticed it really hot right now, especially on cartoon network.

Alejandra Del Toro
Sep 27, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Can this be done in Illustrator? THIS IS AMAZING I LOVE IT!!!

Conrad Gorny
Oct 4, 2008 at 11:50 am

Envy, im not the best at hand work.

Conrad Gorny
Freelance Graphic Designer

Interneto svetainių kūrimas
Oct 6, 2008 at 9:31 am

Really cool web :)

Oct 6, 2008 at 6:52 pm

Your website is extremely interesting and has kept me hooked for hours already. Another great article… Well done!

Oct 9, 2008 at 3:14 am

great tutorial, thanks !

Oct 9, 2008 at 5:32 am

Wow !! I love it : )

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Oct 10, 2008 at 12:43 am

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Oct 10, 2008 at 12:52 am

site is cool!!!

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Oct 22, 2008 at 3:57 am

Hi Dude,
your site looks cool. Its Awesome and I love it. Thanks for your great resources.

Rossella Sferlazzo
Oct 27, 2008 at 6:27 am

Very Cool !!! Thank you for your suggestions!!!

shaheb ali
Nov 1, 2008 at 3:46 am


Nov 2, 2008 at 6:41 am

Thanks its was really coooool ;)

Nov 20, 2008 at 6:41 pm

You are awesome! =] Thanks alot ^_^

Nov 21, 2008 at 1:33 pm


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Nov 21, 2008 at 1:38 pm


Nov 27, 2008 at 9:08 am

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Carlos Hermoso
Nov 27, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Nice one. Thanks

Dec 1, 2008 at 3:08 am


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Dec 1, 2008 at 8:37 am

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Dec 3, 2008 at 9:05 am

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Dec 6, 2008 at 11:49 am

nice tutorial, simple and effective, keep up the goodwork

Dec 7, 2008 at 9:55 am

Amazing..great design tutorial

Dec 15, 2008 at 5:28 pm

that is soo coool!! i’m not even kidding.. :]

Dec 22, 2008 at 10:40 pm


Dec 22, 2008 at 10:42 pm

why are you using my pictures for your website …. that my pictures .. you did not ask my. thanks emily
this is the link in your web site please take it off.

Dec 23, 2008 at 5:55 pm

the picture of me is still in your website why?
the least you can do is ask me
[email protected]
ill be back later

Dec 23, 2008 at 6:46 pm


I think what you should do is to send an email to the web master asking about your issues instead of posting comment here, because the comment is usually not going to be read in time.

Dec 23, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Nice tutorial, thank you! I can see using this one a lot.

To Emily Liz: It seems your photographer sold this photo of you as “royalty free”. That means when a designer buys the image, they do not have to seek permission to use it. If you did not agree with your photographer for this, ask the photographer to remove your images from their sales listings, otherwise, you could find yourself on any ad for anything at all.

Dec 25, 2008 at 3:59 am

will u draw a pic of me

Dec 26, 2008 at 7:43 pm

I already spoke to the owner of this website and its OK know. Thanks everone. I hope you guys had a great Christmas.

Jan 7, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Nice work..thank you

Jan 9, 2009 at 8:49 am


Jan 14, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Perfect! Very nice work.

Jan 16, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Nice Tutorial

Feb 2, 2009 at 9:45 pm

well done…

Tamara Pundik
Feb 12, 2009 at 11:22 am


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Feb 15, 2009 at 4:01 pm

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professional photo retouching
Mar 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm

what a beautifully designed website. Great tutorials as well. I have my own photo retouching service, and it is nice to keep up to date with what`s out there on the www`s

Sam White
Mar 21, 2009 at 1:36 am

wow I wish I could draw that good, great tutorial.

Today's Offer
Mar 31, 2009 at 6:06 pm

wow it’s very good if you can add some human touch on your website, hand drawing will certainly do the job very well :)


Sam Offers
Apr 4, 2009 at 8:21 am

Nice post, I’m very interested with designs and wanted to learn more

Apr 5, 2009 at 8:51 pm

i used to be beautiful til i got terminally ill i was a dancer like a little fairy long very curly blonde hair my eyes one is skye blue other is sea green can u create an elfin type look that i can use as my photo with wings and little pointy ears i used to be called a dancing fairy. i design every craft textile i would love to see wat i looked like to you cartoony my description im tiny 1 blue 1green eye long black eyelashes button nose medium mouth i had golden light very long to my waist blonde hair 5ft2″ 6st i love trees to dance and have wings like a fairy dances by a tree. i am going to get better i positive drs can be wrong im born with muscle wasting disease unfortunatly i passed on to my baby michael who has passed but at least i had the privilage of holding him loving him he wouldve suffered so much pain maybe is reason why i no he was beautiful always have that memory thats why i will proove drs wrong if gi ven the chance i dance 1 last time i cant beleave science says i cant do what i can but 4 my little boy i fight an proove them wrong. thankyou so much your webpage made me feel lovely thankyou 4 that is an inspiration i wont forget my nickname is cally but get called little eva. ive been told many time my clothes desighns r stunning but were do u start many thanx little eva xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Apr 23, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Thanks for taking the time to share this. Just found this site and will be returning frequently. Cheers!

CgBaran Tuts
Apr 25, 2009 at 11:55 am

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Apr 28, 2009 at 12:02 am

amazing…. ^_^…..!!!!!

May 11, 2009 at 1:46 am

This is avery nice tutorial …i like your website design also? Did you do it?…all those hand drawn details are very interesting
i’ve added your tutorial here for others to find it easier

May 12, 2009 at 2:05 am

its so amazing to have this website for all the designers who used photoshops & illustrator… “very very very nice tricks” i love it.

May 15, 2009 at 11:04 am


Our new website design is based on this tutorial. We’ve handdrawn some fish and edited them in Photoshop…

So thanks for sharing!

May 21, 2009 at 11:08 pm

good job keep it up…..keep goin…!!

May 26, 2009 at 9:05 am

great tutorial,..plz sent for my adc ompany’s caption

May 27, 2009 at 2:04 pm

You are professional . Thank you very much

Jun 3, 2009 at 11:04 pm

I think the background /header of this website looks much more better than your examples in this tutorial.
I would have cut out the model… but nice article.

Jun 6, 2009 at 8:46 am

Thank you for your time and work in putting your tutorials together. I come here often and have learned quite a bit thanks to you! Cheers!

Jun 6, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I think your work is amazing- and it’s class getting an insight into how you do it -i am just starting out -trying out – and am even more inspired now -thanks.

Aug 8, 2009 at 5:46 am

these are awesome!
thanks for putting in the effort to get this list together

Aug 21, 2009 at 6:47 am

it’s not working for me :(
everything’s fine until I have to fill the lines and make them gradient …
I do everything right, I select the “Alpha 1” … and then? the page is still black and the lines are still white :(( …and if I try to fill with a gradient it fills the entire page but the lines are still white..

Aug 27, 2009 at 8:57 am

wow great man
god bless you.

Sep 3, 2009 at 6:41 am

This is a very good article..thanks!

Sep 4, 2009 at 7:42 pm

great tutorial,..plz sent for my adc ompany’s caption

Sep 8, 2009 at 6:19 am

I will consider to use one of it for our new sites

Sep 10, 2009 at 7:52 pm

I think the background /header of this website looks much more better than your examples in this tutorial.

Priti jain
Sep 17, 2009 at 11:47 am

I would like to know if I have a tablet with a pen tool can you please let me know step by step how to draw this?

Priti Jain
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Sep 21, 2009 at 9:40 am

Great , Photoshop: Hand Drawn Design
Great article. CSS saved web design

Oct 6, 2009 at 8:57 pm

WOW nice tutorial

Oct 7, 2009 at 5:09 am

Great tutorial. Thank you so much!

Oct 31, 2009 at 4:55 am

This is a very good article..thanks! Great site

lauren fleming
Nov 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm

im looking to design a new tattoo

Jan 5, 2010 at 11:39 pm

The designs showed here show what simple and tasteful design is all about. Another one to consider

Jan 21, 2010 at 6:27 am

wow nice disign

Tanzanian designer
Jan 27, 2010 at 4:04 am

Great and simple tutorial. I love incorporating hand drawn with digital design.

Feb 23, 2010 at 6:06 am

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Mar 4, 2010 at 4:00 am

A brush head that is drawing some of this.

Mike Fernando
Mar 19, 2010 at 5:53 am

This is GREAT! I really enjoyed going through some of your tutorials and advice. Being an amateur artist and designer myself. Thanks so much, really appreciate it all


Web Designer
Apr 15, 2010 at 7:22 am

love your design…your blog is my design inspiration and the tutorial is awesome…thanks.

Web Design
Apr 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm

impeccable tutorial thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Web Designer Evan Skuthorpe
Jun 2, 2010 at 9:16 am

if only i could draw!

Jun 24, 2010 at 7:55 am

what a lesson, thanks! :) keep up the good work!

Jul 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm

WOW I so want to try the model design.

Website design
Jul 29, 2010 at 1:26 am

Thanks great work

website design
Aug 19, 2010 at 4:23 am

great work i must say keep up the good work

Eshban Bahadur
Sep 5, 2010 at 2:17 pm

This is very nice.

Sep 8, 2010 at 12:01 am

Thx a lot for this tutorial. I’ve been always searching for a way to incorporate a drawing into my design. Thx again

Sep 15, 2010 at 1:34 am

This is GREAT! I really enjoyed going through some of your tutorials and advice. Being an amateur artist and designer myself. Thanks so much, really appreciate it all

Sep 19, 2010 at 6:30 am

great tutorial very handy thanks

web designer noida
Oct 7, 2010 at 1:17 am

IT’s really ultimate design and tips for photoshop,helpful for web designers.i think photoshop is good for graphics design and graphics is good for websites….thanks

Oct 17, 2010 at 11:18 am

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Oct 17, 2010 at 11:19 am

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Nov 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

Great post. Greetings from Argentina my Friend

preethika jeewanthi
Nov 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm

thanks to doing great dead for us. thanka a lot once again.i like very much it

Nov 13, 2010 at 11:49 am

Hello!! Great tutorial BUT in CS3 doesn’t work =/ Thank you anyway

Dec 7, 2010 at 1:52 am

I really appreciate your professional approach.
Your article very interesting, I have introduced a lot of friends look at this article, the content of the articles there will be a lot of attractive people to appreciate, I have to thank you for such an article.

Dec 7, 2010 at 3:09 am

It’s very nice and i love drawing and thank you

Dec 13, 2010 at 3:40 am


Dec 14, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Nice one. I will apply it for making good design. Thanks for the tips.

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Dec 24, 2010 at 9:02 am

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Jan 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm


tütüne son
Jan 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm

It’s very nice and i love drawing and thank you

altın çilek
Feb 2, 2011 at 6:59 am

Hello!! Great tutorial BUT in CS3 doesn’t work =/ Thank you anyway

Ziggy Skobario
Mar 21, 2011 at 2:34 am

I really appreciate the Good Looking has a Designer and I very like that initiative

Apr 23, 2011 at 5:41 am

Very useful information. Thx!

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juan flores
Aug 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm

damn the pandoras box of designers is open .,…he he i love this example … eventually is far good of your real work but it a good start for me as a beginner

Aug 23, 2011 at 11:45 am

And then he handed you the thirty-five 45

Nikhil Sapkota
Nov 21, 2011 at 11:13 am

Mind blowing..Great.Awesome..:D loved it

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Dec 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Vielen Dank für dieses Blog-es ist toll! Ich mag diese Art von Menschen, die Wissen mit anderen zu teilen.

Shaun Mclain
Jan 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

Nice informative collection, thanks for sharing.

Feb 4, 2012 at 8:15 am

It’s looking so beautiful and good design of this image.

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Mar 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm

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Beylikduzu Bosch
Mar 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm

i use it my ecomerce sites banner.thanks for sharing, very nice.

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Apr 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I love that page because is cool!

May 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm

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May 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

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Sep 24, 2012 at 4:23 am

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