Finished Copperplate Engraving (like on dollar bills depicting Presidents Lincoln, Jefferson etc) This portrait of Barack Obama was quite a steep learning curve to create digitally.
I tried the usual engraving plugins at first but these fell short of what I wanted to achieve. However photoshop's own 'Liquidize' filter worked well once I got the hang of it, using its brushes I dragged parallel lines, drawing them over a template layer of Obama's image. Once I got the hang of it I found this to be the best method for this authentic look of the genuine article. Not a bad effort.
Those plug-ins mimic only the photo-gravure affect so really won't do for copperplate style because they fall short where lines need to follow contours of Obama's face. (Photo-Gravure only lays a pre-defined pattern on top of light\dark areas, just too flat for what i had in mind.)
I could offer more detailed explanation as to why one doesn't come across 'Copperplate' as a digital style in today's graphics design world but for now I'll just say A~WHAMBAM~BOOM! is now available as a limited-edition of 200 signed prints, size: A3. Cost: £40 inc' post and packing in tube.