Introduction: Turn Yourself Into a Cartoon

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You can turn yourself into a cartoon in just a few simple steps. If you cannot draw not to worry, with Illustrator you can use the auto trace tool and it will capture the necessary lines for you. You can also use Photoshop if you don't have Illustrator.

Step 1: Get an Image of Yourself

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Find an image of yourself (or someone else) that is at least 300 dpi. The smaller the image the harder it will be to outline or auto trace it.

Step 2: Outline Your Picture

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Place your .jpg, .tiff, .giff, .bmp, or any other image format that is compatible with Illustrator or Photoshop into the program. Please create a separate layer for your image and lock it down so you can trace without the image moving around. Now if you are using Illustrator you can either use the pen or pencil tool to outline the important parts of your image(see example). The areas that define you best are the ones you should choose. If you are not so good with tracing or don't have a steady hand, you can use the auto trace tool from Illustrator. It will do all the tracing for you. You may have to go back and clean the lines up a bit after wards when using that tool.

Note: Photoshop will work for this project too!

Step 3: Now Add Color

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Now you can add color to your creation. You can do that in several ways. Using illustrator you can either re-outline certain areas and do a color fill OR just choose areas that are already outlined and color fill them. In Photoshop you will use the magic wand tool to select your areas and color fill them in the same way. It is suggested that if you want to give yourself some depth, you use gradients or several layers of color.

Step 4: Make It Pretty and You're Done

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Last and final step......make it pretty and put the finishing touches on it. You can add background colors and even a border. There are lots of different swatch and border tools in either program. Have fun.


rstan1572 (author)2018-01-02

Can someone help me please

NenaR made it! (author)2017-01-22

me plz

ReganH4 (author)NenaR2017-02-06
Well, I tried.
glacingm0n0 made it! (author)ReganH42017-12-29

me plz!

Brisarivera20 (author)2016-08-10

Who can make me a cartoon?

PrinceAdon (author)Brisarivera202017-08-16


glacingm0n0 (author)PrinceAdon2017-12-29

you can email it to me at

glacingm0n0 made it! (author)PrinceAdon2017-12-29

hey can you make me a cartoon of this picture plz?

I will appreciate it very much I am making a profile for my YT channel and I have been having lots and LOTS of trouble so can you plz make this for me?


RodanaC (author)PrinceAdon2017-09-02

Can u plz make me a cartoon

BrandolynS (author)2017-12-22

could someone do mine please

emilythefriendlyghost (author)2016-11-03

Can someone make a cartoon of me pls?

i tried

RuiN12 made it! (author)MunchieBen2017-12-04

hy can u make for my son pict?please am done for try and am walking out of line please please please

How do I make one

HannahG58 (author)2017-09-29

If anyone wants on done i do digital art and normal art? Message me on my instagram @hlgdraws

MuNnak5 (author)HannahG582017-11-16

made for me plz

JSteez made it! (author)HannahG582017-10-18

Can you make the last picture like the first one??

MuNnak5 (author)2017-11-16

how can i will made it

1stvirginia (author)2017-11-12

Can someone pls make a cartoon for me, i Need it for the cover of my song album
And can you make he background yellow
Then send it to my e-mail

JSteez made it! (author)2017-10-18

I need someone to make me one of these but make one with the last picture Msg me on my insta if you wanna help @your_favorite_whiteboi

RodanaC (author)2017-09-02

Can someone make me one plz

I AM GROOT DUDE (author)RodanaC2017-09-07


branbranishere made it! (author)2017-08-20

can some one make me one please need it fast

iammounty (author)2016-10-03

Would someone make me one please? I need a cartoon pic really urgent. I will put the image when someone replies.

PrinceAdon (author)iammounty2017-08-16

I'll do it, email me at

AngelDoes made it! (author)2017-08-10

Can you please turn this picture Please! If you do please send me a message on Instagram. Username: ehhidk_

Thank you!

Sdcr7D (author)2017-07-22

do one for me

shaygaston3 made it! (author)2017-06-11

i did this on adobe draw what am i talking about well i still made it

DanielF384 made it! (author)2017-05-13

Can you do it for me thanks

anna11101 (author)2017-05-08

Could you cartoon this for me.... thanks you

Josh614 (author)2017-04-20

Can you please cartoon my face I've tried multiple times an failed

iamburhanwani007 made it! (author)2017-04-08

I made it

iamburhanwani007 made it! (author)2017-04-08

Convert my Pix

rh05109 made it! (author)2017-03-29

Please Please turn me into a cartoon!

Navid najafi 19 made it! (author)2017-03-22

thank you

matthew_mumford07 made it! (author)2017-03-20

Please may you cartoon my son! ;)

DropsOfBlood made it! (author)2017-03-19

Could you cartoon my face please :)

LuigiI8 made it! (author)2017-03-07

make myself a cartoon please

YusufA47 made it! (author)2017-03-07

make my self in to cartoon please

RafaelA153 made it! (author)2017-02-14

make my self in to cartoon please

ReganH4 (author)2017-02-06


JesusG137 (author)2017-02-04

Can someone make a cartoon of me

ReganH4 (author)JesusG1372017-02-06

jaydena6 (author)2016-11-25

can you plz make a cartoon of me?

ReganH4 (author)jaydena62017-02-06

atewnaqr (author)2016-12-14

can someone make a cartoon of me?
send to
instagram : atewnaqr

ReganH4 (author)atewnaqr2017-02-06

Liol2 made it! (author)2016-11-20

can someone cartoon me

ReganH4 (author)Liol22016-11-22
Villalpando412 (author)2016-11-20

Can someone plz make me a cartoon

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