Photos into Cartoons
So now you can make it look as if things are popping right out of the screen, so what next? Well, how about learning how to make picture look more like cartoons than photos?
For this lesson I will be using an image of Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie from Disney World.
The next step after opening the image is to duplicate the layer. To duplicate the layer, right click on the layer to the right hand side of the screen and select duplicate layer.
Once the layer is duplicated, go to the top menu and select filter and then choose blur and finally choose smart blur. When you do, a new window will pop up. When it does the settings are depending on the image itself. You want to level the colors out so that there is less gradient.
Next you will want to adjust the levels. To do this, go to the top menu and select image and then choose adjustments and finally, levels. The settings I used were black: 26, gray: 1.30, and white:240.
Next you are going to duplicate the top layer. To duplicate the layer, right click on the layer to the right hand side of the screen and select duplicate layer.
On this new layer, go to the top menu and select filter and then choose sketch and finally choose photocopy. When you activate photocopy, ensure that your colors are set to black and white.
Now that you have photocopied the first layer, you will need to change the blending mode. You will need to set the mode to multiply.
Once you select multiply you will see the color return. Now, you will need to select the second layer and go to the top menu and select filter and then choose artistic and finally choose cutout.
When you exit out of cutout, you will be finished, if you are happy with the results.