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: 758168
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

(5 years and 1128 days ago)
avatar dekwid
dekwid says:

nice effect....

(5 years and 1128 days ago)
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[banned] says:

That is incredibly cool.

(5 years and 1128 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1120 days ago)
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[banned] says:

nice,i like this tutorial

(5 years and 1118 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thats awesome ! Thanks.

(5 years and 1110 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

(5 years and 1110 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

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

(5 years and 1109 days ago)
avatar editterrorist

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

(5 years and 1106 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is the best tutorial for comic effect

(5 years and 1102 days ago)
avatar patty
patty says:

Great tutorial and great effect! Five stars for me

(5 years and 1102 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 1100 days ago)
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Guest says:

hey dude its awesome

(5 years and 1038 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 1023 days ago)
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Guest says:

thanks.

(5 years and 1022 days ago)
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Guest says:

nicely described its really cool.

(5 years and 1021 days ago)
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rasha says:

Great job

(5 years and 964 days ago)
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[banned] says:

great tutorial will help me thanks

(5 years and 941 days ago)
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[banned] says:

wow so creative

(5 years and 875 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow... i like this tutorial..

(5 years and 834 days ago)
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Guest says:

im stupid this to hard for me

(5 years and 825 days ago)
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Guest says:

im stupid this to hard for me

(5 years and 825 days ago)
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[banned] says:

awesome! tnx

(5 years and 810 days ago)
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Guest says:

Nice thanks

(5 years and 807 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!

(5 years and 795 days ago)
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Guest says:

Awesome Tutorials

(5 years and 795 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 778 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

(5 years and 778 days ago)
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Guest says:

wonderful its awesome thank very much

(5 years and 760 days ago)
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[banned] says:

big PRO my friend!! ++ tutorial
Thanks!

(5 years and 749 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 744 days ago)
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Guest says:

very cool. thank you for sharing.

(5 years and 731 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 716 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 716 days ago)
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Guest says:

Good tutorial

(5 years and 701 days ago)
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[banned] says:

it's Really Awesome

(5 years and 666 days ago)
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JASON says:

You Got Mad Skillz Bro!

(5 years and 658 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 653 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

(5 years and 644 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 !

(5 years and 643 days ago)
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Guest says:

Not bad Tutorial --->BUT

(5 years and 640 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is cool

(5 years and 485 days ago)
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Guest says:

THANK YOU!

(5 years and 454 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is awesome .... thanks

(5 years and 446 days ago)
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pierre [banned] says:

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

(5 years and 430 days ago)
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Guest says:

good one

(5 years and 422 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 400 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great tutorial

(5 years and 381 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great tutorial

(5 years and 381 days ago)
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[banned] says:

The Best there is.... #cool

(5 years and 371 days ago)
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TAA says:

The Best there is.... #cool

(5 years and 371 days ago)
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TAA says:

Just Cool... Nice Job

(5 years and 371 days ago)


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