Turning People into Cartoons

The easiet and most efficient way to immediately turn someone into a cartoon has got to be the poster edges effect. For a more comic art feel you will have to follow a lot more steps. This is a picture of Kelly Clarkson….a nice clear picture with a white background works well

Nice and clear with white background works best!

Then to make her cartooned you open her up in photoshop then go to Filter, Artistic and Poster Edges. Then adjust the brightness and contrast to define it a bit – approximately 13 for brightness and 30 for contrast. Change it until you get the desired effect.


To stylize this picture I simply put a gradient shading over it with the combination of a blue (#65c7b8) and a purple (#7a51ff). I chose the linear gradient and simply dragged it over the image. You can do this with any colour combination or just one colour.


About nicobaleng

My paradoxical love for the web is feeling immense freedom while confined to a seated position behind a desk. This is what the world wide web has to offer. Learning about the latest technological toys or playing around with programs sounds like nerds-play, but once you start exploring, the pc monitor in front of you becomes less and less intimidating. Tracked and documented I will share the journey of an average Joe like me, moving up toward achieving a black belt in web design! KAPOW!

Posted on September 21, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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