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In this Instructable, you will be able to learn how to create a cartoon out of a picture.

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Step 1: Pick Your Picture

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This can be any image, you may have to just experiment with different pictures. Some work well, and some don't.

We'll be using a program called GIMP which is similar to Adobe Photoshop and can be downloaded for free here .

Save the File to your computer.

This is a picture of Omar Epps who plays Eric Foreman in House.

Step 2: Open In GIMP

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Open Gimp -> Open -> Choose your file 

Step 3: Duplicate Layer

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Layer -> Duplicate Layer 

Step 4: Edit Top Image

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Select top Image -> Filters -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur... Select a blur anywhere from 2-7

Select top Image -> Colors-> Colorize... Move Hue slightly to right to get new colored image.

Select top Image -> Colors-> Threshold... Set Threshold so that it kind of looks like Eric's face

Select top Image -> In Layers Box Click arrow next to normal and choose overlay.

Step 5: Edit Bottom Image

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Select bottom Image -> Filters -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur... Put in a number that is from 10-17

Select bottom Image -> Filters -> Artistic -> Cartoon... Adjust till it seems right

Step 6: Merge Layers

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Select top Image -> Layer -> Merge Down

Now there should be only one layer.

Step 7: You're Finished

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You can save this, or print it, or basically whatever you want to do with it. 

Have fun!
mohand7771 year ago
NavyAnchor2 years ago
I tried following your instructions using an image of Rachel Weisz, but couldn't figure out how to do the final step with the layering of the top image. I have Gimp 2, so I don't know if that changes anything... but I could not find the Layers Box to save my life! It seems like one is supposed to pop up automatically (at least on yours) but I tried hunting mine down and still couldn't find it. :-(
Letjurre3 years ago
Thank you. I've been playing around with this all night. Love that you chose Omar (he doesn't scare me)
Wi114 years ago
declan124 years ago
Excellent! great job!
DJJules4 years ago
Very Nice! Great use of GIMP!
i'm sorry, i like his character and all, but this pic seriously scares me
wilgubeast4 years ago
Omar Epps deserves to be in more Instructables. Nice work.