How to Make Personalized Coloring Pages with Photoshop

Here is a fantastic and easy way to make afternoon coloring activities more fun and personal for your kiddos.  In ten quick steps you turn your digital photos into something unique!

Finished Personalized Coloring Page

  • How to Make a Personalized Coloring Page – Step 1

How to Make a Personalized Color Page, Step 1 Choose your photograph & open it in Adobe Photoshop.  A simple picture with clean lines and obvious color contrast works best.

  • How to Make a Personalized Coloring Page – Step 2

How to Make a Personalized Color Page, Step 2 Create a duplicate layer of your photograph.  Make sure it is the dominant layer (listed above the original).

  • How to Make a Personalized Coloring Page – Step 3

How to Make a Personalized Color Page, Step 3 While on your new layer, go to Image > Adjustments> Desaturate.

  • How to Make a Personalized Coloring Page – Step 4

How to Make a Personalized Color Page, Step 4 Duplicate your desaturated layer.

  • How to Make a Personalized Coloring Page – Step 5

How to Make a Personalized Color Page, Step 5 While on your newest (dominant/desaturated) layer, go to Image > Adjustments > Invert.

  • How to Make a Personalized Coloring Page – Step 6

How to Make a Personalized Color Page, Step 6 On your inverted layer, in the drop down menu choose ‘Color Dodge.’

  • How to Make a Personalized Coloring Page – Step 7

How to Make a Personalized Color Page, Step 7 While on your dominant layer go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and adjust the slider bar until your image looks most like a lined drawing.

  • How to Make a Personalized Coloring Page – Step 8

How to Make a Personalized Color Page, Step 8 Go to Layer > Flatten Image.

  • How to Make a Personalized Coloring Page – Step 9

How to Make a Personalized Color Page, Step 9 Go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and adjust the contrast slider until your lines are black.

  • How to Make a Personalized Coloring Page – Step 10

How to Make a Personalized Color Page, Step 10 Print and color!

  • Taking the Next Step with your Personalized Coloring Page

Finished Personalized Coloring Page Color it yourself, sign and frame!  Congratulations, you have beautiful one of a kind personalized art for your home.

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This article was heavily inspired by my lovely friend, Linda Sellers.

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Comments

  1. 3

    Good information. Lucky me I found your site by accident (stumbleupon).

    I have saved it for later!

  2. 4

    I find it very difficult. Sorry…

  3. 5

    this is so fun