In this contest, we are going to turn real people into cartoons!

Take any photo of a person, and turn him into a cartoon character. The character can resemble an existing cartoon, or you can invent an entirely new cartoon character. A cartoon character could be from Disney, Pixar, any cartoon TV show, anime, comic books, or even a caricature ...

If you need a source for your character, have a look at the recent 'member portraits' photo contest: here. Just make sure to ask for permission first. You can do so by commenting on the person's entry. If you get the green light, let your imagination run wild!

It is also allowed to use a photo of yourself, a family member or any celebrity. Using tools that automate the process of cartoonifying are not allowed. It is required in this contest to explain how you created your cartoon, what application you used and what sources you used (In the description of your entry). Otherwise, the entry may get disqualified.

Based on suggestion by Skyangel

PS: If you want to see what the inverse of this contest would mean, have a look at these mildly disturbing creations from Marvelous Mikee on Instagram: @marvelous_mikee or on his Artstation page.

Some resources to get you started:

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Mr Bean Caricature. created by Skyangel

Source images are https://i.imgur.com/CQsFOMp.jpg Done in photoshop. Basically followed Cartoon character effect tutorial with a few added personal tweaks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP79VmO36PA

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Squidward created by Rubber-Ray

SOURCES: https://i.imgur.com/lSnRuRp.jpg A very minor time-laspe of how it was made is here. https://i.imgur.com/IDcDOy5.gif Reference image and drawing here https://i.imgur.com/p9l2I6i.jpg

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Elsa created by Skyangel

Do you want to build a snowman? The model is thanks to Maria Amanda. https://www.deviantart.com/mariaamanda/art/Elsa-Portrait-Stock-448221173. The background is from https://pixy.org/5951538/ The veil is from https://www.deviantart.com/almudena-stock/art/Veil-Stock-Package-1-77142595 The snowflake is made from scratch because I did not want to use the one in the source. A tutorial on how to make snowflakes is... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmsR8hTTW6Q The cartoon is created using a mixture of the Cartoon Character Effect and How to turn photos into drawings using Photoshop as in the resource links in the contest criteria. Some hand painting was also used for the fly away hair and some touch up work.

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Obama Charicature created by Skyangel

Done in photoshop basically following the tutorial on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG9dARMU0ek Source files... https://i.imgur.com/cDJjLby.jpg

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Bearded Musician created by scratzilla1

photos used with permission . Bearded Musician- thank you Scratzilla. https://www.deviantart.com/scratzilla/art/The-Bearded-man-1-2020-830396965 Steampunk bits and machinery : used with permission . Thank you Scratzilla https://www.deviantart.com/scratzilla/art/MACHINERY-10-LARGER-FILE-STOCK-633956359https://www.deviantart.com/scratzilla/art/VALVE-LARGER-FILE-STOCK-2-634689099https://www.deviantart.com/scratzilla/art/Steampunk-Goodness-3-824314257 Thank you Creator . Moe/Hair extensions : https://www.hiclipart.com/free-transparent-background-png-clipart-zkqeh/download Guitar : thank you Isaac Weatherly https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-guitar-near-river-2156327/ How this was made : Halved face , joined. warped hat, lots of liquify for eyes. (inspiration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdjgsuqt2O0) . Added Moe, extended beard using liquify / clone /warp tools . Watched all the suggested videos on how to cartoon and drew inspiration . Filter Gallery used : Poster edges , various paint applications . photocopy sketch .. then as suggested in one of the videos added : Unsharpen Mask, Oil paint , then high pass. ( i did two various applications in this area) I layered the two images and masked the top one. Using White paint i revealed parts of the bottom image. The face/ parts of the hat and background. Allowing to keep the more crisp look of the guitar and more hair detail in moe and beard while providing a more softer look to the face . Colouring .. turned image BnW. added a photo filter of sepia . various items had Brightness and contrast clipped to them to make them fit the image better . The eyes also had a clip of brightness and contrast added at the end to bring back a little more life after having all the painting added. The eyes were : liquified to the limits and beyond . Then given a treatment of dodge and burn . Had an addition of dark purple oval added to the middle to define the centre of the eye more . the dots/highlights were painted in an off white with the layer setting set to "Linear Dodge Add".

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Ted Cruz created by Koyote11

Used Photoshop Liqu idifier, Raw, Oil Paint and Dreamscope.

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Yuko Manaka created by Zizounai

Source image of poor quality, I had to cover its few pixels with many layers for a new skin. Photoshop filters, Topaz for the hair, eye enlarged... Nikoniko, this is a manga! https://imgur.com/a/pKsFqY2

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Big yellow cap created by lolu69

autoportrait ! https://imgur.com/a/uev3Z3r

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Soul Queen. created by Bern67

As she plays her song her soul fills the room.

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Got swagger created by PercyBramwell

Cartooned version of a photo from signatureedits

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Cartoon Myself created by Olga.L

I used the Cartoonize yourself tutorial but got stuck at the 6-minute mark. Then I used the distort filter to distort myself.

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Christina Ricci manga created by Zizounai

https://imgur.com/a/usrFP6N Made with Photoshop. Eyes widened, nose and mouth shrunk. Many layers of paint brush to soften and redo the skin, the eyelashes. Sharpen tool on the hair. Lightning bolt shapes come from Custom shape tool

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MYSELF created by George55

My picture..... poster edges.... blur.... posterize.... levels....

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Lufi created by filantrop

Don't ask, how I did it. On the back of an effect, an effect.

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The look created by Diamite

This is my daughter

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SMILE created by claudiolky

I took the picture and at photoshop a lot of filters.........

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Anger. created by filantrop

Description in pictures. http://w3.hdsnet.hu/petike/cartoon/

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Animal crossing created by Zizounai

Externals: https://imgur.com/a/OuTxFrq The girl and TV photos are my photos. Used Photoshop, cut and paste, mainly camera raw filter various settings (detail, noise reduction, vibrance…) Added the glasses and the bird, some shadows. Cut off the girl’s head. Then of course pasted it back and made it larger. Put the glasses on. Moved the direction of the eyes so she watches the bird.

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somnolence created by claudiolky

I took the photo and made a cartooon

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E.T. lady created by Zizounai

Sources and explanations: https://imgur.com/S6CanVM

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Dr. House created by grasshopper1

Picture from web. Worked it in poster edge. Worked it in liquify. Minor smudge and lighting.

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Dreams of a Little Girl created by Olga.L

I used the COMIC BOOK EFFECT tutorial in Photoshop to come up with this image.

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