How to: Apply a cartoon effect to your photos

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!

Apply a cartoon effect to your photos


1. Open the image you want to work with – ideally, a portrait.

Apply a cartoon effect to your photos

2. Duplicate the background layer by dragging it to the “New layer” icon.

Apply a cartoon effect to your photos

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.

Apply a cartoon effect to your photos

4. Now go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and increase both values for a more cartoonish look.

Apply a cartoon effect to your photos

5.  Your effect is ready!

Apply a cartoon effect to your photos

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