Pencil Sketches have a classic look, when compared to photographs. You can also use pencil sketches to impress your friends and colleagues by sharing them through social networking sites like Orkut, Facebook, MySpace etc. There are lot of tips and tutorials floating in the internet to convert a photo to its pencil sketch using Photoshop and similar photo editing softwares. But, those requires a some amount of image editing knowledge. It would be always easy, if that specific conversion service is available online, and can be accessed freely using the web browser.
I happened to come across a web site which provides a free photo to pencil sketch conversion service on the web, its SketchMyPhoto.com. Only thing you need to do is to upload your photo in jpeg format and furnish any of your friend’s email id to refer. Done, your Pencil sketch will be ready.
I have a tip for those who use this service. Its always better to upload your photos by increasing the brightness and adjusting the contrast. As the process of conversion is an automated one, the black shades in your photos will be highlighted when converted to pencil sketch. Checkout the SketchMyPhoto service.
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