Hello Geeks, Everyone loves to turn their photos into cartoons and there are several apps available on playstore to achieve cartoon effect, but they are not effective. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create simple cartoon effect photoshop using some filters, plugins and brush work.
- A Good Quality Image (You can find copyright free images from pixabay)
- Photoshop (Official Download Link)
- Topaz Labz Plugin (Official Download Page)
Note: Before we start the tutorial make sure you have downloaded and installed Topaz Labz Plugin. Well, I’ll create tutorials about topaz labz plugin later.
I found this cute kid from pixabay photos
Lets get started!
Step 1: Add Poster Edges Filter
Open your image into photoshop. Hit cmd/ctrl + Z to duplicate the background layer.
Ctrl + Z
Go up to the Filter menu bar and choose Filter Gallery and Choose Poster Edges.
Filter > Filter Gallery > Poster Edges
Now adjust the poster edges values accordingly Edge Thickness should be high, Posterization to 4 and Edge Intensity low. Make sure there is no much noise on the image by adjusting Edge Intensity value. Finally when it is done hit OK
Edge Thickness -> 9
Edge Intensity -> 1
Posterization -> 4
Step 2: Add Topaz Clean Effect
Now goto the filter menu bar and navigate through Topaz Labs and Click Topaz Clean. A Topaz Clean dialog box will appear.
Filter > Topaz Labs > Topaz Clean
Click Flat Style option from left bar.
Now from the Clean right tab Increase the value of Strength to 8 , Threshold value to 1.23 and Radius to 15 and Hit OK at the bottom right corner.
Strength -> 8
Threshold -> 1.23
Radius -> 15
Step 3: Remove unwanted black dots/noises
Grab the Spot Healing Brush Tool by hitting “J” or by selecting it from tool box , Then begin spot healing on the image to remove unwanted black dots and/noises.
Step 4: Add Vibrance and Saturation Effect
Navigate through the Adjustments Tab and select vibrance effect and adjust vibrance value to +50.
Vibrance -> +50
Now select the Hue/Saturation effect from the same Adjustments Tab and slightly increase it value until you satisfy.
Saturation -> +23
Right click on background image and select Flatten Images option. And Finally save the image in any format you want.
The Final Cartoon Effect
That’s it we have the final result. This is the simple and easiest step to create cartoon effect in photoshop. Now its your time to post them on social media. 😛
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to comment below. 🙂