This week is all about design and we had 5 design assignments to complete including one that was at least 4 stars or more! I found one that I thought would be really fun to play with.
Cartoon myself! We basically had to find a way to make ourselves, or another into a cartoon version. There are many ways of doing this. The assignment is called Cartoon You and it is worth 4 stars. The actual instructions are: “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”
I wanted to focus on the face because I knew I would most likely get overwhelmed if I tried a full body transformation. Originally, I really liked the black and white version because the minimalism worked. However, I figured that a complete cartoon should be in color. This was definitely a more difficult and in depth assignment. I didn’t even finish the tutorial I was reading because some of the steps did not work for me and I couldn’t figure out why. Honestly, I can’t say there is any real meaning or back story behind this. I just wanted to play around and learn more about photoshop. I put more than one shade on my face because I wanted to give it some more depth and life. I love how the hair turned out and it was due to some magical filter tools! In the future, I would like to explore some more tutorials on how to make a cartoon character. There is some advanced stuff!
I used this tutorial by https://blog.udemy.com/photoshop-cartoon-effect/ because it had pictures and the directions were clear for the most part. I posted a video below of exactly how I did this and I feel it would be a waste of time to write it all out because the link provides written instructions and my video provides my version and commentary on what I did and some tips I learned along the way. It should be fairly easy to follow along! Also, I always suggest watching a bunch of YouTube tutorials because they are all different and you an usually find one that fits your style very well.