Some of you already know that I've been on a sketch binge of late. I just discovered this little gem that I see has a lot of potential. The free version is more then I need, though they do sell more enhanced versions of it. I've played some with it and like the results. Along with using the results in either CS2 or GIMP (or both; lol), it really looks quite cool. http://www.thinkersoftware.com/photo...tch/index2.htm
I still see some uses for this program, but, the free version apparently puts a white border and crops off the image if you select line sizes greater then 1. A bummer. I tried to work around this increasing the canvas size and running the program, but then it creates a dark border. I guess these guys thought of these attempts around their system. lol
As a side note, I found that using Sharp Control along with Impressionist Crosshatch Pencil (that I did mod) does a fantastic job.