I have been seeing this new "sketch" technique around digi-land and tried to accomplish it myself.
No luck with my current Photoshop filters.
Then, I saw Kami's layout that we printed for her on our metallic photographic paper at the Scrapbook USA Expo:
Kami's layouts just amaze me!
This Sketch Technique is awesome, and there are so many ways to use it!
Here Kami takes a photo of a brick wall, creates a sketch, and extracts it onto her background paper:
Kami is the genius behind the store, ScrapOrchard, and is well known as designer Ziggle Scraps.
She assured me that she would be working up a tutorial on how she acheived this layout.
And that she did: Click here for Kami's Tutorial using the Plugin Akvis.
I just got around to playing with this plugin myself: