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I've been messing around with Photoshop. I can "Posterize" a picture under the Image/Adjust/Posterize setting...

The image turns it into a kind of "cartoonish" image. (Almost taking away a dimension, but not really).

Does anyone know a way to get these looking even more 2D/Cartoonish using photoshop.

I'd like to convert regular pictures into "cartoonish" pictures.

There used to be a smoking commercial or something on TV that was a recording of a person talking and they had obviously used some filter to make the person look more "drawn"...

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Ah- you mean like in the upcoming movie "A Scanner Darkly". I know exactly what you mean- it looks real, but cell-shaded. Sorry- I've know idea how to do that.

 

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Adam,

Yes.. that is it.

At least you put a reference picture on here... maybe someone can shed some light for us...

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Shad6Bones said:
Adam,

Yes.. that is it.

At least you put a reference picture on here... maybe someone can shed some light for us...

S6
That looks like a drawn cartoon to me.
 

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How about this one...



I guess looking like a drawn cartoon is the whole point though.

If you catch a preview, you'll see the cartoons move exactly like real people. It's kinda creepy.
 

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I don't know how those cartoons are made, but i doubt it is simply going through a computer program that changes it. There are filters that change everything into an array of single color shaded objects, but it wouldn't be that crisp, theres always little artifacts and stuff. What i think happend was someone manually tweaked it by hand after going through some kind of filter.

Anyways if you just want to "posterize"( more appropriately called cell shaded or vector art) your photographs what you first need to do is learn how to use the pen tool.
 

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The only way that I personally know how to do that is through hand drawn vectors in photoshop with the pen tool. It would take forever to get it to look that good, plus a ton of skill. I know there's a way to do something like that in Adobe Imageready, but I haven't taken the time to look up how to do it.

As far as Photoshop, I don't think that you can really get those kinds of results without hours and hours of work.
 

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I found some examples of a finished product and a screenshot of the process.

This is the final picture...


And here is a screenshot of the process in Adobe Illustrator.


Having said that, the most complex things I ever do turn out looking like this:

I did that in photoshop CS using the pen tool. It's not really what you are looking for though.
 

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You have to be able to do that fairly easy. We have Kodak easy share software on our pc that you just click one button and it turns it into a cartoon. I haven't tried to do it with photoshop but I'm sure you can. I just searched cartooning photos with photoshop and the first hit was this: http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopactions/l/blactions02.htm
had some free stuff to dl and use. But I'm sure there are some tutorial sites out there as well! Google is the INTERNET GOD...just ask him the right thing

*come to think about it...I use macromedia more for my web stuff and if I change an image into a vector graphic it will do something simular to cartooning it
 
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