Create Photo Drawings in ProShow Producer

Drawing in Brown

Kind of cool, isn’t it? Would you like to do this too? Here’s how:

1. Add a photo to a slide.
2. Duplicate the photo twice so there’s a total of 3 layers.
3. Set all 3 layers to Fit to Safe Zone.
4. Rename layer 1 to “Adjustment,” layer 2 to “Photo,” and layer 3 to “Frame.”
5. In Layer Settings, put a checkmark in Adjustment and choose Transparency Inverted
6. Go to the Adjustments tab and make these changes:

Adjustment layer:
Sharpen 100%
Opacity 0%
Contrast 100%

Photo layer:
Sharpen 100%
White Point 37%
Contrast 34%
Colorize 140, 125, 96
Outline turned on – black

Frame layer:
Black Point 100%

  • If the image is too “crunchy,” you can reduce this by moving the Photo layer’s Sharpen slider toward the left until the image smoothes out just a bit.
  • If the image is too dark, move the Photo layer’s White Point slider toward the right until you like what you see.
  • You can change the color of the sketch by choosing a different hue in Colorize.
  • The Outline color doesn’t have to be black. Choose another color, making sure it’s dark enough to show up.

Here’s one done in blue ink:

Blue Drawing
Now that you’ve seen how to do it, the Photo Drawing slide style is free at The Frame Locker. 🙂

Want to learn something just a bit more advanced? Try Control Producer’s Adjustment Layers

More on this technique at Photodex’s Slideshow Blog

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4 Comments

  1. Thanks Barbara, that’s very neat.

    Des

    • Des, make sure to dig into what that adjustment layer does. It’s probably the most underused part of Producer. It was the only way to make things so extreme.

  2. COOL!


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