Photoshop Tutorial: Creating a Professional Cartoon Effect from a Real Photograph



In this tutorial, i will explain the technique i used in creating a cartoon effect from a real photograph for the contest "Cartoon Effect"

Contest Link: Cartoon Effect Photoshop Contest


End result:
Creating a Professional Cartoon Effect from a Real Photograph Final Image

Author:
avatar chromathoughts

Views: 526610
Score: 9.53 / 10
Author earned: $15
Practice tutorial

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Final Image



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52 Comments:

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Guest says:

Amazing

(4 years and 250 days ago)
avatar dekwid
dekwid says:

nice effect....

(4 years and 249 days ago)
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[banned] says:

That is incredibly cool.

(4 years and 249 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great tutorial, but omg... comics font ! x_x

(4 years and 242 days ago)
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[banned] says:

nice,i like this tutorial

(4 years and 240 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thats awesome ! Thanks.

(4 years and 232 days ago)
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Guest says:

It didn't work for me. My gaussian blur didn't effect my pic like that. It gave my pic a more dramatic effect, which is cool, but not what Step 8 shows. I am using CS2, which may be why. If so, what adjustments should I make? I am pretty much a novice at Photoshop/Graphic Design

(4 years and 232 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

wow this is so cool effect!! very detailed one!

(4 years and 231 days ago)
avatar editterrorist

Great tutorial, really well explained for beginners like me. thank you.

(4 years and 227 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is the best tutorial for comic effect

(4 years and 224 days ago)
avatar patty
patty says:

Great tutorial and great effect! Five stars for me

(4 years and 224 days ago)
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[banned] says:

awesome tutorial ,, im gonna get home today and try this one thanks ...

(4 years and 222 days ago)
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Guest says:

hey dude its awesome

(4 years and 160 days ago)
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Guest says:

Who Rocks? You Rock!
Thanks for the Great Tutorial!

(4 years and 144 days ago)
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Guest says:

thanks.

(4 years and 143 days ago)
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Guest says:

nicely described its really cool.

(4 years and 143 days ago)
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rasha says:

Great job

(4 years and 86 days ago)
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[banned] says:

great tutorial will help me thanks

(4 years and 63 days ago)
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[banned] says:

wow so creative

(3 years and 361 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow... i like this tutorial..

(3 years and 320 days ago)
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Guest says:

im stupid this to hard for me

(3 years and 312 days ago)
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Guest says:

im stupid this to hard for me

(3 years and 312 days ago)
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[banned] says:

awesome! tnx

(3 years and 297 days ago)
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Guest says:

Nice thanks

(3 years and 294 days ago)
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[banned] says:

WOW! That is some true skill and talent right there. Never even knew you could do that in PS. Thanks for taking the time to teach it!

(3 years and 281 days ago)
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Guest says:

Awesome Tutorials

(3 years and 281 days ago)
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Guest says:

kindly give this effect link for video tutorial so that i can learn it properly

(3 years and 265 days ago)
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faixi says:

hey i like this effect so much but i can't do like this kindly can u upload this tutorial in you tube and give me the link plzzzzzzzz .. i want to learn properly this tutorial.. i m waiting for reply

(3 years and 265 days ago)
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Guest says:

wonderful its awesome thank very much

(3 years and 247 days ago)
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[banned] says:

big PRO my friend!! ++ tutorial
Thanks!

(3 years and 236 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Amazing, its gonna take a long time to do this, but its totally worth it.

(3 years and 230 days ago)
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Guest says:

very cool. thank you for sharing.

(3 years and 218 days ago)
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Guest says:

Easy to understand even for a Multimedia Design 1 High School student ! Thanks !

(3 years and 202 days ago)
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Guest says:

Easy to understand even for a Multimedia Design 1 High School student ! Thanks !

(3 years and 202 days ago)
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Guest says:

Good tutorial

(3 years and 187 days ago)
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[banned] says:

it's Really Awesome

(3 years and 152 days ago)
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JASON says:

You Got Mad Skillz Bro!

(3 years and 144 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Very Very hard but it's really amazing , so professional , good luck and keep it up

(3 years and 140 days ago)
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Guest says:

where are all the non complimentary comments, like what size image are you using etc.
Just saying

(3 years and 130 days ago)
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jt says:

sorry did'nt work for me either. Got lost in translation somewhere. Can't see what's happening when i paint on the layer mask. Otherwise nice tut bro !

(3 years and 130 days ago)
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Guest says:

Not bad Tutorial --->BUT

(3 years and 126 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is cool

(2 years and 336 days ago)
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Guest says:

THANK YOU!

(2 years and 306 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is awesome .... thanks

(2 years and 298 days ago)
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pierre [banned] says:

Awesome tutorial! Worked as if I've been doing this for years. Thank you...

(2 years and 282 days ago)
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Guest says:

good one

(2 years and 274 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Mehn! You should open a school! The best tutorial ever! Thanks!

(2 years and 252 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great tutorial

(2 years and 233 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great tutorial

(2 years and 233 days ago)
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[banned] says:

The Best there is.... #cool

(2 years and 223 days ago)
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TAA says:

The Best there is.... #cool

(2 years and 223 days ago)
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TAA says:

Just Cool... Nice Job

(2 years and 223 days ago)


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