Cartoon You- 4 Stars

Remake you (or someone you know and love) into a cartoon character. Draw you on a piece of paper, on a tablet, take a photo and use software to convert it to comic book style, or use online programs to create a cartoon version of your character. Extra bonus points if you can come up with an origin story or add comic book elements to your final image.

This project seemed fun. Who doesn’t wish they could be a cartoon, am I right?

The Work Itself

Cartoon

This is Rachel and her super power photography! She can take any ordinary object and make it look extraordinary and surreal with a click of her Nikon.

The Story Behind the Story

So this photo was taken while I was on a cruise with my family. My uncle and I were basically having a “photography battle” and that’s why I thought of photography as being a kind of power for this particular project.

I really like how my cartoon self turned out and that you can still see lots of low lights and high lights within picture instead of a usual cartoon that is pretty mono-tone.

Narrating the Process 

For this assignment I used Photoshop Elements 11 and I thought I would just play around with different effects and filters until I found one that made me turn into a cartoon. The one that I think worked the best was Cutout. Which is found under Filter–> Artistic–> Cutout. As you can see below.

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