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  Tutorials Photoshop Photo Editing Create cartoons from your pictures

Create cartoons from your pictures

_Felipe Photo Editing Jan 17, 2007

Original Image

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Step 1: Open up Photoshop and create a new image Width: 640, Height: 480 pixels. This will change depending on your original image size. Copy(Right click and Copy) and paste (CTRL+V)the image into Photoshop. With the image pasted into Photoshop press CTRL+J to duplicate the layer. You should have three layers now the original Background layer and two of the same layers. Something like I have below.

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Step 2: I am doing this according to the layer name above. Click on "Layer 2" and click Image > Adjustments > Desaturate or (SHIFT+CTRL+U)

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with that effect your image should look something like my image below.

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Now Duplicate "Layer 2" press CTRL+J or click on Layer > Duplicate Layer... your layers should look like the image below.

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Click on "Layer 2 copy 3" and invert the layer click (CTRL + I), or Image > Adjustments > Invert. After inverting the image change the layer Mode to Color Dodge. You can find the color dodge setting in the Layers window below.

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With the Invert and Color Dodge setting your image should look something like the image below.

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Step 3: At this step your image should look like the screenshot above. Now still on"Layer 2 copy 3" click on Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.

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When the Gaussian Blur window comes up change the Radius to 1.5 and click ok. Your picture should look like the image below.

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Step 4: Now click on "layer 2" and drag it above "Layer 2 copy 3"

Clicked Original Layer

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Dragged Layer to top

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Now we need to add Gaussian Blur to "layer 2" Click Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and change the radius value between 1.5 and 2.1 and click ok. Change the layer Mode to linear burn, and your fill to 81%.

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Step 5: that is it.

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Another example

Original Image

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Cartoon Effect

Cartoon Effect

Well that is it, hope it came out to what you expected.

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