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.

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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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311 Discussions


Question 1 year ago

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

2 answers

Reply 4 months ago

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


Question 10 months ago on Step 4

Please what editor is use for the cartoon


1 year ago on Step 4

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


Question 1 year 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.


Question 1 year 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


1 year ago

Can someone help me please


1 year ago

could someone do mine please


1 year ago

how can i will made it


1 year ago

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 romyruimwijk@hotmail.com


3 years ago

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

1 reply

2 years ago

do one for me


2 years ago

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

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