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How to cartoonize your photo in photoshop

Updated on January 31, 2013

I am starting with a photo of me and my two friends.

First step

We have to exaggerate each person for a caricature look. It is done by using the 'Liquify' option in Photoshop. For this concentrate on each characters characteristics.

Take the liquify option by pressing Ctrl+Shift+X on the keyboard or menu > Filter > Liquify.

And follow the instructions in the images below.


Bloat tool for bloating some specific areas.
Bloat tool for bloating some specific areas.
Forward warp tool for dragging some specific areas
Forward warp tool for dragging some specific areas
Pucker tool for minimize specific areas
Pucker tool for minimize specific areas

Liquify Result

After some crazy touching with the tools mentioned above, we will get the result like this.

Result after liquify
Result after liquify

Second step

Now we have to simply add some Photoshop effects to the picture.

First use 'diffuse glow' from menu > filter > distort > diffuse glow.

Result after diffuse glow

Third step

We have to apply 'poster edges' effect from menu > Filter > Artistic > poster edges.

Result

Final step

Now we going to add menu > Filter > Artistic > Cutout.

Final result

You can experiment with the effects for more interesting results.

I have created this tutorial specially for Photoshop beginners, who are not familiar with these simple effects.

hope you learned some effects in Photoshop.

Good luck!!

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      Marilu 2 years ago

      What a neat aretcli. I had no inkling.

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      Shake Shah 5 years ago from Manjeri

      It's nice to hear from you WD Curry 111. Thanks for your comment.

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      Shake Shah 5 years ago from Manjeri

      You are welcome Trsmd. Good luck!

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      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      I am a professional artist and a teacher. You get an "A" for your project. You all look much better as cartoons. Ha Ha!

      I find it interesting that different versions of Photoshop have such different looks. It seems like the designers would go for more consistency.

      It is good to hear from India. Keep it real. Peace.

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      Trsmd 5 years ago from India

      Great tips for doing I age manipulation and decoration through photoshop ..Thanks for SHARING:)

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      Shake Shah 5 years ago from Manjeri

      Thanks for your comment, 'The Finance Hub'. Definitely I had read your hubs. your hubs are so informative.