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Sketch Drawer is a Windows program that lets you convert your picture into sketches quickly. You can download a free trial and it is available to purchase for $29.95 (£19.75 as of 27/02/13).
- 15 presets
- Sliders to edit pictures
- Colour or black and white sketches
- Batch mode
- Free minor version upgrades
- Email support
There are 15 presets to choose from with options to change the edge strength. Under the heading strokes are options to enable hatching, colour sketch, fill white areas, textures and you can adjust the hardness and detail. Under colourize you can create colour sketches, with options to change the colouration and detail, with tick box options for normalize histogram and use colour shift.
When you have decided which combination options you wish to use you need to hit the run button. This creates your sketch but it's slow, taking around a minute. Even if you just want to tinker with the options it still takes the same time to reprocess which is frustrating.
Black And White Sketch
Other options available include zoom in / out and undo / redo. When you're happy you just need to press the Save as button. If you want to do a number of pictures with the same style, load them all, select the required settings and hit Batch Mode. This will ask you where you want to save the images. Hit start and all your pictures will be edited.
Sketch Drawer ProsBasic and easy-to-use
Sketch Drawer ConsFrustratingly slow
Not option to create custom presets
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Sketch Drawer is available to purchase for $29.95 (£19.75 as of 27/02/13).