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11 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction & Overview

      0:51
    • Image Considerations

      1:09
    • FIle Setup

      1:29
    • Setting up the Line Pattern

      3:44
    • Building the Wavy Lines Texture

      4:44
    • Adding the Image

      3:08
    • Setting up the Graphic Effect

      4:06
    • Applying the Effect to Other Images

      1:26
    • Customising the Effect

      3:29
    • Creating Alternative Effects

      2:28
    • Conclusion

      1:42

About This Class

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Imitate Line Engraving with a Non-Destructive Smart Effect in Adobe Photoshop.

This effect creates a sophisticated graphic look of line-work and shading similar to the style used in banknotes, postal stamps and etchings, and can be used to create stunning prints, posters or give the same feel to a collection of images. This technique can also be used to prepare your images for screen printing, letterpress or intaglio printing.


With this effect you can stylise images with a good tonal range, such as:

  • photographs (well-lit portraits work great);
  • found images,
  • paintings,
  • drawings,
  • digital art with shading.

Everything in this class deals with non-destructive smart filters and adjustments, so once you have built the effect, you can easily apply it to any other images with just a little bit of tweaking!


In this class you will learn:

  • how to build wavy line engraving effect in Adobe Photoshop;
  • how to quickly apply it to other images;
  • how to adjust and customise this effect;
  • how to build two alternative straight line effects.


I cannot wait to see what you create in this class, join in and share your work!

* This technique can be used in Adobe Photoshop CC versions. It should also work fine in previous versions, though it would require a work-around for smart adjustments.

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Really good class! One thing I would suggest is to talk slower, so I can have the time to grasp and understand the process better. The other thing is that when you speak so fast with your accent sometimes I don't fully understand what you are saying, and that's a big distraction. Bear in mind that some of the viewers are beginners and need more time and explanation behind the process so it can start to makes more sense. Thanks! :)
Really cool effect!
Loved it! Even though I've been using Photoshop for over 8 years, today I was able to learn something new! Thanks a lot, I really enjoy watching your tutorials!
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Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand

Graphic Design & Photography

We are Dominic & Evgeniya Righini-Brand, a creative couple specialising in graphic design and photography. We have started back in 2008 with a strong focus on branding and print design, but lately our focus has shifted to personal projects, visual experimentation and teaching on Skillshare. Our nomadic studio Attitude Creative has travelled with us from Moscow to the depth of Germany and back to the UK, and is now run from a cute garden house hidden away in the middle of Engl...

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