Adobe Photoshop: How to make a photo look like a Japanese woodblock print?

I am working in Photoshop CS3 and would like to edit a photograph of mine to make it look like a Japanese woodblock print. This would probably involve creating a dark outline around the objects, and flattening planes to make them look more 2D. I’m also interested in trying to replicate the colours. Thanks!

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  1. There are 2 techniques you can probably use to do this.

    The first technique is one that I found on this website. It has info on how to create some dark outlines.
    http://www.illustratortips.com/index.php/Instruction/Advanced-Tips/sparkle-and-glow.html

    The second technique is by replicating traditional filters. This site has some details.
    http://www.askphotoshop.com/replicating-traditional-photography-filters/

    Creating a realistic Japanese woodblock print out of a photo would be quite tough and requires a lot more work so I wish you all the best of luck!

    ~ Josh Tam
    http://joshtam.net/world

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