Originally Posted by pancesar
How do you achieve that cartoon effect?
There are several ways you can do the "cartoony" look. It's mainly just localized contrast taken to an extreme. You can literally get this look using just doge and burning techniques and blend if functions on the doge / burn layers to fine tune how it's applied. If you really want a cartoony look... you can add a black and white copy of the shot on top of the project layers, use "find edges" then overlay them with a mask. You could also do a frequency separation to eliminate the fine details while keeping the bigger details - that's pretty much the essence of the cartoony look - strong local contrast, no super fine texture, just "big" texture, ie clothing wrinkles but no actual texture to the cloth itself.