Sometimes you don't need a complicated effect to spice up your images in Photoshop. This suite is powerful enough to have special filters that do almost the whole work by themselves, turning a dull image into a cheerful, lively shot. This is the case of the Poster edges filter, which enables you to apply an original cartoonish effect to your photos. Follow these simple steps and see how easy it can be!
1. Open the image you want to work with – ideally, a portrait.
2. Duplicate the background layer by dragging it to the "New layer" icon.
3. Go to Filter > Artistic > Poster edges and apply the effect to your image. As the effect has a preview window, you can easily adjust settings until you obtain the desired result.
4. Now go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and increase both values for a more cartoonish look.
5. Your effect is ready!