Turn Yourself Into a Cartoon

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Introduction: Turn Yourself Into a Cartoon

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

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

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

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

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.

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317 Discussions

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ankitmsd
ankitmsd

Tip 3 months ago

Nice

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MrCreeper4346
MrCreeper4346

3 months ago

um if you want to make yourself into a cartoon but you can't do it why did you download this app

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iammounty
iammounty

4 years ago

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

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MrCreeper4346
MrCreeper4346

Reply 3 months ago

i will do it

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PrinceAdon
PrinceAdon

Reply 3 years ago

I'll do it, email me at padonis31103@gmail.com

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265754
265754

Question 4 months ago

how do we do it

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265754
265754

4 months ago on Step 3

you cant trust them

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insomniaK1
insomniaK1

Question 2 years ago

Can someone make one of me, I really need one for my youtube and soundcloud. ill put the image when someone responds.

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martimeep
martimeep

Answer 2 years ago

sure tell me theme and i'll give it a try

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komara13_
komara13_

Reply 1 year ago

Me too bro please , im so need for making gift instagram

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mbateman26
mbateman26

1 year ago

please do mine with a unicorn cherry on top

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BlessinDaMemeChild
BlessinDaMemeChild

Reply 1 year ago

@mbateman26 you like gacha too?!

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Agyakwa
Agyakwa

Question 2 years ago on Step 4

Please what editor is use for the cartoon

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SkyrcT
SkyrcT

2 years ago on Step 4

steps are not specific yet, I'm a green hand, detailed instruction would be better for me

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Sae-MillenniaH
Sae-MillenniaH

Question 2 years ago

Umm I'm stuck using Mobile for this sort of thing at the moment, I tried using the application but as far as I could tell it doesn't have an auto trace? If there is I'm unsure how to use it.

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KPorter-Z
KPorter-Z

Question 2 years ago on Step 2

How do you outline in PhotoShop? I don't have a steady hand, so when I try to use the brush it looks jagged and really bad

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rstan1572
rstan1572

3 years ago

Can someone help me please

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BrandolynS
BrandolynS

3 years ago

could someone do mine please

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