The photograph-to-cartoon effect is one of our favourite Photoshop furnishings and it’s surprisingly like shooting fish in a barrel to achieve. In this tutorial we’ll show yous how to turn photos to cartoons using an assortment of filters and elementary brushwork.
Filters that plough your photos into drawings or paintings have been around in Photoshop for years. However, there accept always been two bug with them: start, they’ve been used to death, and 2nd, most of them aren’t all that convincing.
To get a good result requires more just slapping a filter over an image – instead you’ll need to combine filters with hand-painted brushwork and other Photoshop skills.
What you’ll learn
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to plow a portrait into a cartoon caricature with the assist of a few Photoshop filters and some painting with the Brush tool.
We’ll begin by creating a sketch of our model, which involves an unusual use for the Gaussian Blur filter. From here we’ll use the brush to colour in the skin, hair and clothes.
Step 1: Catechumen to sketch
Open up your start image – photos work best with quite simple compositions. Hit
Cmd/Ctrl + J
to duplicate your background layer, and then
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + U
to desaturate the new layer.
After you lot’ve done this, hit
Cmd/Ctrl + J
again to indistinguishable the new mono layer, and then
Cmd/Ctrl + I
to invert the tones. Now we need to modify the
Color Dodge. Don’t worry if the image goes almost completely white. Then become to
Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Set
Stride 2: Make lines stronger
At the moment, the lines aren’t looking as defined as nosotros’d like. To remedy this, hit
Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E
to merge the layer with the i below, so
Cmd/Ctrl + J
to copy it. Prepare the
Multiply, and then copy the layer three times to make the lines stronger. Highlight the top layer,
Shift + click
the layer above the groundwork and hit
Cmd/Ctrl + E
to merge all the layers together with the exception of the background layer. Rename the layer
Step iii: Clean information technology up
Chances are that the epitome needs a bit of tidying up. To exercise this, make a new layer, drag it beneath the sketch layer, then go to
Edit > Fill Layer. Set
OK. Side by side highlight the Sketch layer and click the
Add together Layer Mask
icon in the Layers Console. Catch the
and set color to black, then paint to tidy up the peel, wearing apparel and hair where necessary.
Step 4: Pigment in colors
To finish off, nosotros’ll add dorsum some color, only how much you do is downward to personal taste. First upwards, modify the
of the Sketch layer to
Multiply, then brand a new layer and drag it beneath. Grab the
and choose a color for the peel, then begin painting. Make more new layers and paint different colors for the hair, eyes, mouth and and any else y’all feel needs it. And you’re washed.
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