Sketch Photoshop Mac

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About This Project

Sketch FX creates a realistic looking sketch from your image with only one click.
Best suitable are sources like portraits or object images.


Draw with pencils, pens, markers, erasers, thick acrylic, ink brush, soft pastel and watercolor paint brushes to create artwork that can be sent as layered files to Adobe Photoshop or Adobe.

I create the illustrations on in Sketch (on the iPad), then transfer them to Photoshop on my Mac using the 'Open In' Adobe Desktop Apps' feature per above.I edit and finalize the illustrations in PS, then place them into Illustrator files containing each page's text, bleed lines, etc. Sketch is a digital design app from Mac. You can use it for UI, mobile, web and even icon design. If you've been using Photoshop for these things, then you should know that Sketch is a very capable replacement. If you want more detail on switching from Photoshop to Sketch, see my Coffee Break Course.

After creating the sketch, it can be edited like:

  • unhide the “sketch_image_color”
  • hide or modifiy the overlay effects
  • color the crosshatching strokes
  • change the background color or use one of the 7 preset colors

It‘s as simple as that

  1. Mask the area of the source image that should be sketched.
  2. Click “sketch it now!”
  3. Customize the overlay effects, hachure stroke and background colors

Automatic optimization

When creating the sketch, the source will automatically be optimized.

  • best effect setup
  • resize small images
  • center masked areas

Good to know

  • The source image always remains unaffected
  • The color mode of the output image ist always RGB with a resolution of 72dpi
  • Optimized the longest side is min. 3000 px
  • The Sketch FX tool is language independent
  • Works with PC and MAC

Photoshop Sketch Windows


What you get

  • Installer to load the Sketch FX into the FX Box in Photoshop CC-2014 or newer
  • Short Instructions PDF + install video tutorial


  • Photoshop CC-2014 – CC-2019 on PC
  • Photoshop CC-2014 – CC-2019 on MAC
Photoshop sketch windows

This Plugin is language-independent. Therefore you do NOT change your Photoshop language setup.


What you need:

Sketch Photoshop App

- min. Photoshop CC-2014 or newer
- the free FX Box plugin

Sketch Photoshop Mac Free

FX Box, Photo Effects