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Photoshop Tutorial: How to Quickly Make a Comic Book, Pop Art, Cartoon from a Photo

December 7, 2019


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huge discount, click the GraphicStock link in my video’s description below the title of this video. Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to
quickly and easily create a comic book-style cartoon from a photo. This is an update of
a tutorial I did on an earlier version of Photoshop. I downloaded this great high-resolution photo from GraphicStock.com! Once your photo is opened in Photoshop,
the first step is to crop it to a specific height and resolution. To do this, open your
Crop Tool and click “Width x Height x Resolution”. Keep the Width empty. If you see an amount
in the Width field, highlight it and press your Delete key. For the Height, type in 870
pixels. For the Resolution, type in 150 pixels per inch. The reason we’re using this height
and resolution is because it’ll ensure that the filters you’ll be using will have the same
results as mine. Go to the top of the Bounding box and drag it down to where you’d like your
image to be cropped. Repeat this on the bottom and sides until you’re happy with the way
your image is framed. Then, click the check-mark at the top. To fit it back onto your canvas,
press Ctrl or Cmd + 0. Next, we’ll convert our image into a Smart Object, so we can modify
it non-destructively, as well as allow us to change or adjust the effects that we’ll
be adding to it. Smart Objects also allow us to replace our image with another without
having to redo any of the effects. Click the icon at the upper, right of the Layers panel
and click “Convert to Smart Object”. To lighten dark areas, go to Image, Adjustments and “Shadows / Highlights”. The Shadows amount defaults to 35%, however, drag your slider to an amount that brings out the details in your shadows. Then, click OK. Make a copy of the layer by
pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J. Click the eyeball icon next to the copy to temporarily hide the layer. Click the thumbnail of the bottom layer to make it active and go to Filter and Filter Gallery. Open the Artistic folder and click, “Poster Edges”. I’ll make the Edge
Thickness: 2, the Edge Intensity: 1 and the Posterization: 2, however, feel free to experiment
with these amounts. Remember, you can always change them later, since it’s a Smart Filter. Click the “fx” icon and click “Stroke”. Make the Size: 35 pixels and the Position: Inside. The Blend Mode is Normal, the Opacity is 100% and the color is white.Click “Inner Glow”.
The Blend Mode is Normal, the Opacity is 100% and the Color is black. The Source is “Edge”,
the Choke is 100% and the Size is 36 pixels. Then, click OK. Click back the eyeball icon to make the top layer visible and click its thumbnail to make it active. Go to Filter, Pixelate and Color Halftone. Make the Radius 6 pixels and keep all the screen angles at their default amounts. Then, click OK. Change its Blend Mode to “Soft Light”. Lastly, we’ll make the colors pop a bit more. Click the Adjustment layer icon and click “Vibrance”. Drag the “Vibrance” slider all the way to the right. This is Marty from Blue Lightning
TV. Thanks for watching!

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