3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2008 12:31 AM by Christian3D

    Creating a cartoon from regular image

    TSanchez012
      Okay, I am trying my hands at vector graphics and there is something that I found that I really want to learn to do. I would like to know how to take a regular image and make it look like a type of cartoon.

      Here are two example of what I am looking to do:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicafinson/103540135/

      and

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/boytron/13880620/

      As you can see both of the photos have been taken from regular images, but they have a cartoon look to them. How do I do this? Are there any tutorials that I can look at to see?

      Thanks for the help,
      T.
        • 1. Re: Creating a cartoon from regular image
          Level 7
          TSanchez012 wrote:
          > Okay, I am trying my hands at vector graphics and there is something that I
          > found that I really want to learn to do. I would like to know how to take a
          > regular image and make it look like a type of cartoon.
          >
          > Here are two example of what I am looking to do:
          > http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicafinson/103540135/
          >
          > and
          >
          > http://www.flickr.com/photos/boytron/13880620/
          >
          > As you can see both of the photos have been taken from regular images, but
          > they have a cartoon look to them. How do I do this? Are there any tutorials
          > that I can look at to see?
          >
          > Thanks for the help,
          > T.
          >
          This might be helpful:

          http://www.communitymx.com/content/article.cfm?cid=72884

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          • 2. Re: Creating a cartoon from regular image
            Level 7
            On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 05:33:39 +0300, TSanchez012
            <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

            > Okay, I am trying my hands at vector graphics and there is something
            > that I
            > found that I really want to learn to do. I would like to know how to
            > take a
            > regular image and make it look like a type of cartoon.
            >
            > Here are two example of what I am looking to do:
            > http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicafinson/103540135/
            >
            > and
            >
            > http://www.flickr.com/photos/boytron/13880620/
            >
            > As you can see both of the photos have been taken from regular images,
            > but
            > they have a cartoon look to them. How do I do this? Are there any
            > tutorials
            > that I can look at to see?

            If you are a Windows user, you may try to use tris free plugin made by me:

            http://photoshop.msk.ru/as/simplifier.html

            However, making things look "accurate" is likely to take some work with
            your hands and brains active. I'm afraid there is no "auto" software
            replacement for painting skills, only some "helpful" one.

            --
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            • 3. Re: Creating a cartoon from regular image
              Christian3D
              Illustrator and Freehand are really good at this,,, but that is not to say you can't do it with a bit of work in Fireworks. This might be a good excercise to get to know some of your tools better.

              Here is one thing to get you started.
              First bring in your image to your first layer... then lock it down
              Second use the magic wand tool and select a portion of the image, while the dancing ants are showing after you made your selection, right click and choose modify Marquee, then convert to path.

              Some other tips,,, before you choose to convert to path you can also select Modify-Marquee and select smooth, then while the dancing ants are still shown, now select convert to path.

              Maybe use the transparency slider to see the image underneath to fine tune your points with the pen tool and the sub select tool.

              You may also want to sample the color from the image below using the eye dropper.

              *Note that holding down the shift key and clicking again in a different area will add to your selection, on the flip side holding down the alt key and clicking will subtract the amount selected.

              to make the parts blend better you can also select your newly create path(s) and go to the Property Inspector and select an "Feather" edge. Then of course you have the ability to apply different levels of transparency on parts, or special gradients, etc.

              All kinds of stuff you can do to make this work,,,,

              Good luck, I hope this was helpful,
              ~ Christian

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