Have you seen movies like Waking Life and Waltz with Bashir ? In Waking Life the entire movie is cartoonized, ie, it was originally shot like a normal movie but during post production the movie content was made to look like cartoons or hand drawn animations.
You too can create the same effect for your photos and images and make them look like cartoons, caricatures so you can use them as clip arts, profile avatar, greetings, posters etc.
Photo to Cartoon: Free Online Tool to Create Vector Images, Cartoon Illustrations
The online tool at lets you caricaturesoft.com converts photos into cartoons in one click. It’s free and easy. Just click Open Photo to upload your photo and drag the slider to manage the intensity of carbonization.
But you must also try their desktop application (download) which has better controls for customizing your photos into cartoons plus it converts, raster images and photographs into high quality vector art.
They also have a Movie Cartoonizer which converts movies into cartoonized animation and cartoons with various automated options, settings and manual tools. Perfect for making movies like the Waking Life and Waltz with Bashir etc.
For the desktop IntoCartoon is a freeware tool designed for conversion of photos into cartoon-like pictures or other graphic representations like pencil sketches.
Using Photoscape to Convert Photos into Cartoon, Paintings Easily
We have mentioned Photoscape earlier, which is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos and many features, here’s one that lets you convert photos into cartoons, clip arts and paintings.
Step 1 : Once installed open Photoscape and load the image from the explorer on the left.
Step 2 : Click on [Filter ] button and select Noise Reduction (Clear Skin) and set it to High to reduce grainy parts in the image. You can also use Clear Blur is some cases.
Step 3 : The click [Filter ] button again and select Pictorialization > Oil Painting to add a cartoon, painting effect on the photo. you can increase the amount to add more cartoon effect. Similarly try other effects like Water Painting for similar effects or whichever is better.
This is the type of result you can expect…
And if you are a newbie photoshoper then you can read this tutorial. And if you’re looking for a professional service try cartoonme.com where professionals create cartoon versions of your portrait photos, pets etc for cheap.