Create a Cartoon Face in this Introductory Photoshop Tutorial
● This is a very useful and fun tutorial to introduce Photoshop to beginning computer artists.
✓ Crop Tool ✓ Hue and Saturation ✓ The .jpg Format✓ Save for Web
• This tutorial is part of the Portrait Project …
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Step #1: Open a Picture of your Face in PhotoShop ~
✗ Get a photo of your face and open it in Photoshop.
Step #2: Crop Tool
✗ Get the Crop Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (c) …
✗ … and crop your Photo. You want only need your head and shoulders remaining in the image.
✗ Or hit Enter to cut the excess image away.
Step #2: Lasso Around your Face ~
✗ Now get the Magnetic Lasso Tool …
✗ … and begin to trace around your head and shoulders.
Step #3: Add to or Subtract from Selection ~
✗ To Add (or take away from) your image, select the Lasso Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (L) …
✗ … on the Menu Bar, you can set Add to Selection or Subtract from Selection ...
✗ … and outline the area that you want to add.
✗ Or if you want to Subtract from the selection …
✗ Circle the area you want to remove.
Step #4: Create a New Layer ~
✗ Right-click on your image and choose Layer via Copy.
✗ In the Layers Palate, you can now see 2 layers, one of just your selected area and the other the background layer.
✗ If the layer is locked, just drag and drop the into the little trash can.
Step #4: Liquify Filter
✗ Go to: Filter » Liquify …
✗ … choose the Forward Warp Tool …
✗ … set the Brush Size using the slider bar (if necessary) …
✗ … try pushing the eye brow up in the middle without changing the eye yet.
✗ It's easy to overdo it with the Liquify Tool, so you can always hit Reconstruct or Restore All if needed.
✗ If you like you image so far, click OK.
Step #5: Bloat Filter
✗ Go back to: Filters » Liquify and try the Bloat Tool …
✗ … make the brush size slightly bigger than your eye.
✗ Hold down your mouse button over your eye to see what happens!
Step #6: Pucker Filter
✗ Then get the Pucker Tool …
✗ … and pucker your nose a little.
✗ Remember: Click OK each time you get your image to a place that you like it; otherwise you will lose those changes when and if you click revert.
✗ Using these 3 tools:
Adjust all the parts of your face!
Step #7: Select Your Skin ~
✗ Using the Magic Wand Tool click on your forehead …
✗ … Right-Click on your face and hit Grow.
✗ If you are lucky you will now have all of your skin selected.
✗ If necessary, select Add to Selection in the menu bar
✗ … and continue to click on any remaining skin that is showing.
✗ Use the Lasso Tool for areas such as teeth or parts of your hair to Subtract from selection …
Step #8: Skin Color ~
✗ Then go to: Image » Adjustments » Hue/Saturation …
✗ … and drag the hue marker to the left and right to see your skin color change.
✗ Click on OK when you have it the color that you want.
✗ Then hit the keyboard shortcut Cmd (⌘) + D to Deselect.
✗ Mess around with other parts of the image.
✗ Be sure to save your work before you change too much.
✗ Change the hair color by using the same hue and saturation method!
✗ Go to: File » Save for Web & Devices and save it as a .jpg
✗ Save it as a .jpg approximately 500 pixels wide
✗ Save the file as YOUR NAME! so we know whose it is.