Sketch Drawer is a Windows program to easily turn digital photos into sketches, it comes preconfigured with various filters like “Felt-Tip Pen“, “Schematic“, “Colour Drawing” and many others. Each filter can be further optimized by changing the drawing edge strength to “Countour“, “Light”, “Contrast” and seven more edges, retouched even further filling the white areas with a choice of over a dozen patterns and pen or pencil presets enabling hatching.
The level of customization that Sketch Drawer allows is impressive, using very few clicks and without any special skill, your photo will look like a professional made drawing in just seconds. Sketch Drawer intuitive interface should not require you to read the help manual, altough one with screenshots is included if you get lost.
Using the same program you can a watermark to your pictures so that if anyone reproduces them you are given credit for your work, the watermark can be made up of text or adding your own logo, which can be adjusted for transparency and saved after creation.
My only drawback is the $50 tag price, I found it a little on the high end given that it can only convert photos into sketches and add watermakrs. For around double that price you can buy a full professional graphics editing suite that comes with a variety of filters, like for example Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel PaintShop Pro or Serif PhotoStack, although the watermarking option adds value to Sketch Drawer since dedicated watermarking software would cost half Sketch Drawer price and a graphics suite could be difficult for beginners.
If you find the need to create dozens of sketches and watermark photos there is no easier software than Sketch Drawer. The batch editing mode gets the job done with very little effort from your part, you can select multiple photos or a folder, apply a filter or watermark and leave the computer working in the background while you do something else.
I would reccomend this program for those who are always creating paintings out of digital photograhs or have a large number of photographs they would like to watermark. As long as you see yourself converting photos into sketches and watermarking a lot, the program will be good value for money. A fully functional trial version of Sketch Drawer can be downloaded for a few days testing and see if it fits your needs.