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Old 03-12-2006, 01:46 PM
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Exclamation photos to cartoons

um,well I have looked on the web and found nothing but I was wondering if ...
there was a free software that turns photos into cartoon pictures besides
photoshop.oh and i wanted something that looked good.
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:03 PM
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um,well I have looked on the web and found nothing but I was wondering if ...
there was a free software that turns photos into cartoon pictures besides
photoshop.oh and i wanted something that looked good.
Welcome, narutois...

If you're looking for something that simplifies and/or automates the process and gets decent results, I am not aware of any program that will do that. That includes programs like Photoshop, PS Elements, Deep Paint, Photo-paint, Painter, etc. None can do this type of thing without fair amount of manual effort and good drawing/painting skills.

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Old 03-13-2006, 02:25 AM
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Cartoon Effect

Xero Filters (free) can do a decent job of creating a cartoon effect in any program that used Photoshop filters. The attached image was done, in Photoshop, with the Line Art (set to Linear Burn) and Lithograph filters. Image took less than 5 minutes to make.

Second image done in Deep Paint (free program) using the same filters.
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Old 03-13-2006, 03:16 AM
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I've seen a few actions on actionexchange that do the same job.
And you can have a look here

http://www.good-tutorials.com/

to find out how to do it yourself.
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Old 03-13-2006, 03:51 AM
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flash auto-trace does an OK job but you'd still need a lot of manual touchups. IT all really depends what kind of cartoon you want.
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:18 AM
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There have been a couple of posts on this subject lately, see if they are any help to you, and are these the sort of cartoon effect you were after ?

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-retouching/12747-how-create-cartoon-effect-photoshop.html

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/sho...1&page=1&pp=15

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Old 03-13-2006, 10:12 AM
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Come on, people... None of these look like cartoons. Turn on the Cartoon Channel!

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It all really depends what kind of cartoon you want.
That I'll agree with. Many times it's very difficult to describe in words the effect one seeks to achieve.
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Old 03-13-2006, 03:15 PM
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This is as close I have gotten...

I have this on my website and reminds me of that old Dire Straits video in the 80s. "I want my MTV" HAHAHA
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:09 PM
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Maybe using a caricature action like...

...that on Action Central's website would be a cool start. Expound on one's primary features and then render. If in GIMP, try to create a high key to get the outlines and set that result to Value (base layer the caricature version of course). As far as filters, the only filter I know of is you or anyone else who's creative. That's unfortunate since I strive to get the computer to do all the work. Maybe someone will come up with either an action or filter.

By the way, that's a cool one twinkissed.
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:32 PM
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Here's one of my niece (minus the caricature step).

Per outline earlier. I used Xero's Pastellize filter to detect the outline. I then duplicated this layer and set the top layer to Multiply and then duplicated this layer a few times. I merged the outline layer to a single layer and set to Value. I then duplicated the base layer and ran Gaussean blur on the center layer and selectively erased around the eyes and teeth. I also desaturated the teeth more to get it more white. Again, I'm the filter this time. GIMP's Value layer property is awesome. I wish PS had a Value layer property (luminosity is alright for certain things, but, if given a chance, I would choose Value over luminosity a 1000 fold).
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