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: 718769
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 582 days ago)
avatar dekwid
dekwid says:

nice effect....

(5 years and 582 days ago)
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[banned] says:

That is incredibly cool.

(5 years and 581 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 574 days ago)
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[banned] says:

nice,i like this tutorial

(5 years and 572 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thats awesome ! Thanks.

(5 years and 564 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 564 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

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

(5 years and 563 days ago)
avatar editterrorist

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

(5 years and 560 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is the best tutorial for comic effect

(5 years and 556 days ago)
avatar patty
patty says:

Great tutorial and great effect! Five stars for me

(5 years and 556 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(5 years and 554 days ago)
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Guest says:

hey dude its awesome

(5 years and 492 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 477 days ago)
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Guest says:

thanks.

(5 years and 475 days ago)
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Guest says:

nicely described its really cool.

(5 years and 475 days ago)
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rasha says:

Great job

(5 years and 418 days ago)
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[banned] says:

great tutorial will help me thanks

(5 years and 395 days ago)
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[banned] says:

wow so creative

(5 years and 328 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow... i like this tutorial..

(5 years and 287 days ago)
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Guest says:

im stupid this to hard for me

(5 years and 279 days ago)
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Guest says:

im stupid this to hard for me

(5 years and 279 days ago)
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[banned] says:

awesome! tnx

(5 years and 264 days ago)
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Guest says:

Nice thanks

(5 years and 261 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 249 days ago)
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Guest says:

Awesome Tutorials

(5 years and 248 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 232 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 232 days ago)
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Guest says:

wonderful its awesome thank very much

(5 years and 214 days ago)
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[banned] says:

big PRO my friend!! ++ tutorial
Thanks!

(5 years and 203 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 198 days ago)
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Guest says:

very cool. thank you for sharing.

(5 years and 185 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 170 days ago)
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Guest says:

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

(5 years and 170 days ago)
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Guest says:

Good tutorial

(5 years and 154 days ago)
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[banned] says:

it's Really Awesome

(5 years and 119 days ago)
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JASON says:

You Got Mad Skillz Bro!

(5 years and 112 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 107 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 97 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 97 days ago)
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Guest says:

Not bad Tutorial --->BUT

(5 years and 93 days ago)
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Guest says:

This is cool

(4 years and 303 days ago)
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Guest says:

THANK YOU!

(4 years and 273 days ago)
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Guest says:

this is awesome .... thanks

(4 years and 265 days ago)
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pierre [banned] says:

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

(4 years and 249 days ago)
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Guest says:

good one

(4 years and 241 days ago)
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[banned] says:

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

(4 years and 219 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great tutorial

(4 years and 200 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great tutorial

(4 years and 200 days ago)
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[banned] says:

The Best there is.... #cool

(4 years and 190 days ago)
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TAA says:

The Best there is.... #cool

(4 years and 190 days ago)
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TAA says:

Just Cool... Nice Job

(4 years and 190 days ago)


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