Comic Book Cartoon Effect: Photoshop Tutorial (Easy)

Select the Quick Selection Tool. Select around the entire model. ALT + Click will subtract from selection. When you’re done. Head up to Select and Mask. Refine Edge (Earlier Versions) Select the Refine Edge Tool. Only focus on the model’s hair at this point. When you’re done. Output To: New Layer Then hit OK. We’ll add a background for the image later. I’m going to rename this layer>Filter Gallery. Head up to Filter>Filter Gallery. Make sure the Artistic tab is selected. Then select Poster Edges. Edge Thickness: 8 Edge Intensity: 0 Posterization: 6 Create a new effect layer. Select Cutout Number of Levels: 7 Edge Simplicity: 0 Edge Fidelity: 3 Then hit OK. Select our Filter Gallery layer. Duplicate it>CTRL + J. I’m going to rename it>Diffuse. Head up to Filter>Stylize>Diffuse. Anisotropic check, This will soften up the edges. Then hit OK. Select the Diffuse layer. Duplicate it>CTRL + j. I’m going to rename it>Sharpen. Head up to Filter>Sharpen>Sharpen More. We need to make a background. Hide our bottom layer. Create a new adjustment layer>Solid Color. Select a nice color. The color code I used: bde8fe Hit OK when you’re done. Drag the solid color below the Filter Gallery layer. Select the top layer. Duplicate it>CTRL + j. I’m going to rename it>Halftone. Right click>Convert to Smart Object. Then head up to Filter>Pixelate>Color Halftone. Max. Radius to about 8 Pixels. Keep the rest of the channels set to default. Then hit OK. Change the Blending Mode to Soft Light. Bring down the layer opacity to about 30%. Select our top layer. CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + E (Merge all visible layer) I’m going to rename it to merged. Head down to FX at the bottom>Blending Options. Duplicate it>CTRL + J. Click on Stroke. Size: 27 Change the color to white. Then hit OK. Head down and create a new adjustment layer. Vibrance. Bring up the vibrance a tad, + 24. Saturation about +10. Then hit close. Add talk bubbles to your image. Thanks so much for watching!


  1. Paruna June 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    1st 🙂

  2. WissemSaidi Production June 26, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I Love This Chaine and Your Tutorials

  3. Amazing things June 26, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    the second ☺☺

  4. Photoshop Tutorials June 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Check out the written tutorial here –

  5. Benjamin June 26, 2017 at 5:28 pm

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  6. MisterBassBoost June 26, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Keep it up! Looking forward for more videos from you, don't stop!

  7. maxmetalknight June 26, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Whoa, I actually needed that. Any chance of making a tutorial with going for Roy Lichtenstein style, with outlines?

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  9. MisterBassBoost June 26, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    I enjoyed the video! Keep it up!

  10. iTsNick June 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Maybe do an photoshop giveaway, I'm watching all ur vids but I don't have photoshop. I can't afford it

  11. Zaido Nesta June 26, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    can you do me a favour and make my photo like the joker face? 💔

  12. Dom June 27, 2017 at 3:37 am

    is there a way to make a person into a Disney character? I know there seem to be either 2 or 3 different characters, the manga, and Disney . seems to have bigger eyes smaller mouth etc.

  13. Kostas Galanopoulos June 27, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Hey mate great job, but if it would not be a problem, i wolud love if there was a little window in a corner, going us through the refine edge too, for older versions

  14. Godsights June 27, 2017 at 9:21 am

    every time the video gets better nice work photoshop well done

  15. New Kagamine June 29, 2017 at 8:00 am

    thank you, it's easy to learn

  16. Cathy Neary June 29, 2017 at 8:16 am


  17. Dwian Ramadhandy June 30, 2017 at 5:12 am

    use photoshop version??

  18. Ibrahim Atif July 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Let me say that I appreciate your effort a lot.. but speaking from a practical point of view, can't this effect be easily applied on any photo in a blink by using filters from certain mobile apps? Perhaps it would be more useful to use Photoshop for other purposes more complicated than a filter..

  19. DANGNG EVO July 11, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    thanks PT 🙂
    from VietNam

  20. The Reis July 13, 2017 at 10:50 am


  21. Anna Bright July 18, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Amazing effect thanks for sharing

  22. Eva Molló July 31, 2017 at 3:48 pm


  23. Eva Molló July 31, 2017 at 3:49 pm


  24. Jordan King August 3, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    how do you "un-merge" (if thats a word) the "MERGED" layer so I can change its background color

  25. NateTheNoob September 15, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    seriously the best tutorials on this website for photoshop, really appreciate these

  26. 김지희 September 16, 2017 at 5:58 am


  27. Ju Joy Design Bangla October 25, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Nice work man. I from Bangladesh

  28. Salla Saarelainen November 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    thanks! this was so helpful

  29. pelicanswin January 11, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Whoever that is is fucking gorgeous

  30. Mohamed Kotp June 15, 2018 at 8:24 pm


  31. Syed Aun Ali Shah June 23, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Starting video ps logo it is nice and send me a link of this logo video tutorial.

  32. Syed Aun Ali Shah June 23, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Nice editing.

  33. Kaeden Butler June 29, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    this doesn't work. And the instructions were kinda unclear

  34. Claudya R. July 7, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Like it 🙂

  35. Case Closed September 3, 2018 at 3:02 am


  36. Keishen Lloyd October 6, 2018 at 5:30 am

    THANK YOU! A simple solution and exactly what I needed!

  37. les series en francais February 3, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Thank you very much

  38. Çağatay Acar February 8, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    can you subscribe to me
    ? because I subscribed to you
    .And the video is beautiful

  39. John Metcalfe March 2, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Effective. Start: 0:25. I ended at 4:05, as I didn't need the border / bubble. I may even dial back to 3:27, as I was happy with the posterized look at that point. I'll be looking for some text-based tutorials next. Bookmarked this video to share and for future reference. Thanks!

  40. MrMooMooPlayz March 18, 2019 at 5:43 pm


    all I need XD

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