This Photoshop tutorial will make a coloring book page out of the following image using simple image manipulation.
Begin by preparing your image for use with the coloring book effect Photoshop will produce. Here we remove the background so the person coloring the picture can create one.
Next, copy the background layer by clicking on "Layer" on the menu bar, then "New" and then "Layer via Copy." You now will have two layers in your project visible in the "Layers" window.
Now, apply desaturation to the top layer by clicking "Image" on the menu bar followed by "Adjustments" and then "Desaturate." Your image now appears in grayscale.
Next, duplicate the top layer. You can do this by clicking on "Layer" on the menu bar, then "New" and then "Layer via Copy." Make sure you have the top layer selected before you start. You now should have three layers in your project.
Next, invert the top layer and by clicking "Image" on the menu bar and then "Adjustments" and then "Invert."
With the top layer still selected, go to the "Layers" window and change the blend mode to "Color Dodge" Select this option via the drop down box at the top of the window.
Go to "Filter" on the main menu and then choose "Blur" and then "Gaussian Blur." Adjust the slider until you have a balance between the image outline and texture.
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Christopher Bruno
Image Credits: Screenshots taken by Bruce Tyson