Fun with Photoshop

I have been dragging my feet to jump on the Photoshop bandwagon. For years I have used free versions of software that were Photoshop-like. A few months ago, I decided to give Photoshop CC a try. It’s $10 a month which is a small price to pay to finally use something that I’ve secretly been wanting to explore for a while.

One of the books I am writing is a children’s book that will have illustrations. I at least want to do the prototype for the drawings myself and then will probably hand it off to an experienced artist. I had thought about staging the scenes and the taking photographs and thinking bout this made me Google turning a photo into a cartoon in Photoshop.

After following one tutorial that just didn’t work for me, I found another one with very simple instructions. It was actually on Some trial and error followed, but I think I am learning how to do this. Here are a few of my creations from some old photos:



Here is a tip. It’s important to have a photo without much shadow on the face. If your picture is slightly darker, adjust the brightness first before doing the steps in the tutorial. Here is the tutorial I used found on making a picture a cartoon.