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    I haven't been to this message board in a while I feel like such a bum all of a sudden coming back and asking for help....

    But does anyone know how to take a perfectly good photograph and make it look cartoony? I've done it on accident plenty of times but now that I'm actually _trying_ I can't seem to get it right... I don't have any particular picture but I’ve been working with my ‘senior picture’. I just don’t particularly like it. I just need a few tips or a link to a tutorial or something…
    Thanks Bunches
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    Sibyllea:


    This link will take you to another forum where a member posted an action that might get you moving in the right direction. I've tried this action. On some images it's okay; on others, totally awful. You'll just have to try it. Perhaps it will give you some ideas.

    http://www.photozo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9967#9967

    (You have to signup at PhotoZo before you'll be able to download the action.)

    Glad to have you stop in anytime.

    ~Danny~

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    • #3
      If you have the Jasc Virtual Painter plugin (www.Jasc.com), two of the filters in that collection render cartoonish-like effects.

      In this example a layer rendered by the Drawing filter was placed above (and opacity set to 30%) a layer rendered by the Collage filter.

      ~Danny~
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      • #4
        You didn't say what graphics program you are using, but if it's photoshop, this is what I did. First I smoothed your picture overall to reduce the noise. Then I just ran the grain filter, found under the filter/texture menu. Set the mode to speckle and the sliders to Intensity.... 50 Contrast....58. This what I ended up with. I did not do any cleanup at all.


        Ken
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        • #5
          I guess like everyone else, I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for . There are probably a billion differents thoughts on this.

          I started by adjusting levels and making a contrast adjustment to bring out some detail in the hair. I used simplifier to lessen the effect, then applied cutout for the blouse and background and applied the results with a mask. I made a few color adjustments afterwards using hue and saturation.
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          • #6
            Thankes!

            Wow... Thanks everyone... (I use PSP just for the record sorry bout that) Honestly I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for either... But it's a little bit of all of those thing! This does help more than you know.

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            • #7
              I did this to be irritating. I don't think it's what you meant. I didn't run any filters or anything, just sketched over it. I draw a webcomic and this is how I draw caricatures of people for it. Photoshop makes it easy to draw caricatures of people.

              I tripled the filesize, then I copied the background layer. I made a new layer between the background and background copy, and filled it with white. Then I reduced the opacity of the photo layer to around %30. All that is to make it easy to sketch over. Next I made a new blank layer at the top and named it ink. I inked over it. To color, I copied the ink layer and named it color, then moved the color layer below ink, brushed in color / did flood fills. Then I made a layer below "color" and just made a quick fill with the gradient tool. Finally, I reduced the image size back to what it was and saved for web.

              I didn't really exagerate any features like I would if you were famous or really spending time on this. When I've done other caricatures, I've used the lasso on the ink layer to select areas, then played around with free transform to distort features, from making faces smaller (tiny face in a big head), noses fatter, to making a pinhead more prounounced.
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              • #8
                Question...

                K

                Was following your instructions...could you clarify a bit...

                Photo layer...you renamed the copied background layer?

                You "inked over it"?

                This would be great in a more detailed tutorial, any chance of writing it up that way?

                It's great for me to see how other people do things, I've got
                folders filled.

                Thanks...oh, and great effect/look.
                Last edited by jrolinc; 11-13-2003, 05:49 AM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Question...

                  Originally posted by jrolinc
                  K

                  Was following your instructions...could you clarify a bit...

                  Photo layer...you renamed the copied background layer?

                  You "inked over it"?

                  This would be great in a more detailed tutorial, any chance of writing it up that way?

                  It's great for me to see how other people do things, I've got
                  folders filled.

                  Thanks...oh, and great effect/look.

                  Yes, photo layer, I mean the background copy. I just wanted pure white behind it to make it easier to see when I traced over it. Ink it, I went in with pure black brush and just made lines.

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