In DeepSketch 1.4 on the iPad, you have an option to import a photo from your library into the 2D Layer. From here you can set the transparency and then trace the image on the 3D Layer. By adjusting the depth to account for what parts should be in front of the other, you trace the photo and the result is a hand-drawn 3D version. Cool!
1. Tap the Action button in the top toolbar.
2. Tap Import Photo.
3. Select the image you want to use as a guide.
4. Tap the Layer Settings button and adjust the opacity of the photo. This makes it easier to see your 3D lines.
5. Select the 3D Layer (tap the 3D button or inside the thumbnail in the Layers window) and don your 3D glasses.
6. I find it easiest to choose a part of the photo where the depth should be at 0 and start tracing here. This serves as a starting point for the drawing.
7. Carefully alter the depth slider to draw the other parts of the picture that are closer and farther away as you go along. Pay attention to the Depth Slider value, then you know what values you’re using and can go back and forth between different depths.
8. Save your image from time to time if you are uncertain how things are going, it’s quick and easy to go back to a different version if you screw up.
9. When finished, hide the 2D Layer and view your hand-drawn masterpiece!
Don’t forget to upload your images to the Flickr Group Pool!