Photoshop: How to Make a Comic Book, Pop Art, Cartoon from a Photo

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Photoshop CC 2014 tutorial showing how to transform an ordinary photo into a classic, comic book pop art-style, cartoon. This is an update to a tutorial I di…


Blue Lightning TV says:

If Filter Gallery is greyed out, go to Image > Mode > RBG color,

Blue Lightning TV says:
BIGAL8370 says:

What a fu(

Sinclare says:

Thank you for this AWESOME tutorial!

Mickzie Scott says:

I tried this a few times recently, it’s fun but have an issue with the
Filter Gallery step, the photo transforms but with so many little black
bits, like tar hitting the face at a Nascar racetrack. Do I need to do
something to the image first? I can understand a guy having it some, if not
completely clean shaven but not on a woman. Is there a way to control that
first? Thanks, love your tutorials.

Scott Kni says:

Photoshop: How to Make a Comic Book, Pop Art, Cartoon from a Photo by Blue
Lightning TV

Julia Sone says:

wahhh thanks sir. are u a teacher?

Viktor Banán says:

Thank you

serigne babacar GUEYE says:

i like it because it’s very simple

Z Choppa says:

That was the Best and most Clear Photoshop Tutorial on Cartooning a picture
I have found.. Thank you.. Exactly what I needed..

Jack Brooks says:

Another fantastic tutorial! Learning a bunch from your videos, thanks!

Khalifa Alzaabi says:

+Blue Lightning TV

welldone again

but is there anyway i can send any picture there is a new way of editing i
wanna know people do it

they do this kinda of edting for football / soccer players

its high detailed kinda like a comic or a plastic wrap i have to send
picture to u to make understand what i mean

Demonwolf2198 says:

+Blue Lightning TV I was wondering if you could do an update to your old
Obama Hope Poster, and perhaps make it smoother, because I feel like it was
a little jagged, but the whole tutorial was really good.

Greg Young says:

Hey Marty,

In the first step where you’re adjusting the height to 1000px and the
resolution to 150px, I unfortunately don’t have these options to select
from… I am using CS4 on a Mac but on document size I can only select from
percent, inches, cm, mm, points or picas, but not pixels? What should I do
to make these changes, as I’ve found the rest of the tutorial doesn’t work
properly if the document is not set up right :(

hunterkiller1984 says:

You sir are Epic. Thank you for sharing this.

peter19220 says:

Thank you so much! I really appreciate your work. It is YOU that bought me
into the wonderful world of Photoshop.
Your tutorials are concise, easy to follow, clear! I really love following
your steps to do exactly what I need to do with my photos! Thank you again!

Capi Co says:

Great and clear tutorial, but I have one important question..what if I want
to print that image on big board or a shirt, I will definitely need a
higher resolution up to 300 PI, how can I make the same step on a big image
that have to be printed??

Warren Lassabe says:

Great tutorial. I’ve viewed other tutorials of yours and as usual , it’s
great. Thanks.

Pete Esposito says:

Hi Marty,
I notice you tend to use resolutions of anywhere from 72 to 150 for your
projects. I would want to print some of these out and would like to know;
1) Is 150 resolution enough to print an 8″x10″ or larger and not be
2) If I need to bump up the resolution for to say 240 for printing how will
it effect the image in this tutorial?
3) Will I need sharpening and which would you suggest for printing?
4) Do you have these tutorials in written form?

Thank you kindly

Nasem Prince says:

If Filter Gallery is greyed out, go to Image > Mode > RBG color,

Laywa Dean says:

so can u do this with like say an image of say a bowl of fruit, cars stc.
ALso is the background made into cartoon effect as well??

Aaron Glenn Baquiran says:

I can’t open the Filter Gallery what should I do?

Marco Antonio Betti says:

Thanks for your help.
Success for you.

abelsincain says:

Great tutorial, especially the part where you tell how to set the size for
the effect to work correctly. I hate it when they say “filter values vary
with image size”, a lousy disclaimer.

Y.K L says:

Thanks, learned a lot

Panu says:

great video!

john mack says:

OMG Thank You!!! This is AWESOME!!!

Maria Charlotte says:

or u can use comic life 3 on mac lol

Mark Glenn Rey Bailo says:

in photo shop cs 3 theres no vibrance? where could i see that?

TJ Fowler says:

Pretty cool Vid Marty. I like a lot of your stuff actually. Very
informative and helpful.

IU IT Training says:

Photoshop: How to Make a Comic Book Cartoon from a Photo – YouTube

ali topuz says:

wooowww excellent :)

Yanyan Pesuelo says:

How is it? I am using only CS3. There’s no VIBRANCE. What other tool can I
use in the meanwhile?

Francis Bouchard says:

When I use the Poster Edges, a lot of little black marks appeared on my
picture and I did exactly like you….

Mohammed Safa says:

Low Poly Portrait Effect Please ! :)

Grace G. says:

I love yours tuts
thanks so much for give us

Chandra Kiran says:

Sir do u teach online other than youtube videos??? I would like to join. U
make it so simple to understand and that too step by step..

Tuan Nguyen Phan says:

Thank you very much!

תיקון הכללי says:

y r the men budy !!!

Aman Chhonkar says:

Awesometacular Tutorial !!!! Marty you are amazing !

Does it apply to make a vector art (Cartoon Effect) from photograph ???
I’ve tried to make in Illustrator but it takes so much time!

Is there a way to make a quick cartoon effect in Photoshop????


Haces tan sencillo todo que hasta el idioma no es barrera. Gran trabajo y
grandes ideas. Cada vez que aparece un tutorial tuyo tengo que aplicarlo,
eso si, a una foto mia, me encanta dsrle mi toque personal. Eres realmente
motivante. Thank you very much, Next time I speak with I hope to be able to
do it in english.

ars50ah says:

Where Have You Been Marti, I am Happy you are back. Nice tutorial.

Kelly Basden says:

At 5:45, it should be “Color halftone layer” not “Color Vibrance layer” in
the narration.

shyam singh says:

thanks u sir very nice effect. but sir i want to a tutorial sir / how to
change multi color background with easy technic? sir i wait you please
please sir make this tutorial.

gcass672 says:

Great thank you so much.

alsrai1 says:

Guys …you are the best …thank you…..

Jonathan Wachter says:

Perfect tutorial for my project. Thank you.

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