Use filters to create an awesome illustrated effect
Combine several filters at once by using a Smart Object. Here the Smart Blur and High Pass filters are used to help isolate edges for the Note Paper sketch filter to create the effect.
By changing the blending modes of the Smart objects, the background layers can show through. The dark areas were rendered with a Charcoal Sketch filter, then the overlay mode removed the grey background.
In the Window>Extensions menu there’s a fantastic paper texture generator. Effortlessly create the perfect background for your sketched artwork.