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How To Make Coloring Pages From Your Photos

Want to make a personalized coloring book for yourself or the munchkins in your life? Fototiller has put together an easy three-step Photoshop tutorial to make coloring pages for your kids (or yourself!) from any digital photo. If you don't have Photoshop, you can also use Corel Paint Shop Pro. Either way, no one can deny how fun it is to color your puppy orange or your sweetie with green skin.


  1. Open image in Photoshop and size to fit your paper. Create duplicate layer to work with for Steps 2 and 3.
  2. Step Two: Go to Filter–>Sketch–>Photocopy and adjust the detail and Darkness settings. Try to keep the Detail setting as low as possible while still retaining the major outlines of the image. I have set the Detail here at 8 and the Darkness at 5. The Darkness setting just needs to be dark enough to see the outlines you want to keep.
  3. Step Three: Now we’ll clean the image up a bit by adjusting the levels. Go to Layers–>New Adjustment Layer–>Levels and increase the shadow levels (arrow #1) until you are satisfied with the darkness of the lines. Then decrease the highlight levels (arrow #2) to clean up some of the noise in the white areas of the picture. Print it out in black and white (staple the pages together if you’d like to make a book) and you’re good to go.

For additional instructional images and a Corel Paint Shop Pro guide, visit Fototiller.

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