In this photoshop photo effects tutorial, learn how to transform portraits into vector flat cartoon effect characters in photoshop. We will create this effect using native filters without pen tool or any selections.
Flat Cartoon Effect Tutorial :
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Open a photo or portrait.
To convert photo into vector flat cartoon, first we need to draw edge outline.
Before that we need to even lighter and darker areas in the image to get clear edges.
Go to channels.
Red channel contains light information and blue channel contains shadow information, Whereas green channel contains both.
So select green channel and copy it.
Go back to layers panel and paste the selection.
Invert the layer and change blending to soft light.
Now create a new layer from all the visible layers by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E.
Make sure the Foreground color is set to black and the Background color is set to white.
Go to filter gallery and select stamp filter.
Stamp filter helps to produce sketch outline easily without use of pen tool.
Set the Light/Dark Balance and the Smoothness.
Change layer blending mode to soft light.
Again add a new layer from all the visible layers by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E.
Go to filter gallery again and select cutout filter.
use Levels: 7, Simplicity: 4 and Fidelity: 1.
Create a new layer from all the visible layers by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E.
Clean it and paint to tidy up the skin.
Grab the brush tool and sample skin color and paint.
Finally add vibrance to make color pop.
That’s it. We’re done.