I finally got a decent airbrush project completed by trying to use a photo I edited in Photoshop. I'm not a PS expert by any means, which is why I have to keep trying all kinds of things to get what I want.
I tried converting the image to a sketch in PS, but each time I tried I wasn't get much details. This time I colorized the photo after changing it to a sketch to see if I could darken the lines. This one, as opposed to just a black and white, did give me more details to work with.
After I do my thing in PS, I vectorized the jpg in Pazzles Pro 2014. This is where things get scary because I don't know from the beginning if I will get all the details I want. Pazzles Pro 2014 is also where I made most of my cleanup....besides the cleanup I have to do in PS. This takes me a long time.
Here's the original photo along with the vectorization and a background stencil I created by using some images inside the Pazzles Pro 2014 image gallery. The black out is what I use to cover the airbrushed image before I airbrush the background.
I think Jalon was just tired of me taking pictures of him. :-) He covered his eyes and laughed. :-)
This is what I changed the original photo to before I vectorized in the Pazzles Pro 2014 software.
I'm really surprised I was able to get some of the letters to show in the vectorized image.
Here's the final version in my sketch pad.