Tutorial. create a cartoon style Character
I’m reading a lot of comics when I’m having some free time, and I noticed that the color dots of certain comics are kind of big.
And since this Print-style was very difficult during the old days, I thought to make a nice picture with the materials we have nowadays.
I’m guessing you’re kind of lazy, so we are not going to draw a whole character. I will focus on an exsisting picture of some random person (me) just right-click the image and save it to your computer.
Open the picture using Photoshop and apply the following things:
• Surface blur
• Contrast up
• Extract from background
• Make the picture “indexed” (from picure mode) and give it 5 or 6 colors and apply “Dithering” NONE.
• Redraw the parts in the face you don’t like
You can do this yourself or download the picture from bellow
Place the picture using:
Now click the expand button in the first row of menus at the top of your screen.
When you can’t see it you can use –> Object –> Expand
Now search your favorite colors for the objects.
You can do this manually, but there’s also a massive database of colors and palettes at www.colorlovers.com I Picked this one:
click here to download as .ai file
We are going to make a nice pink dot for the face.
Make some dots below by using oval tool and rectangle tool (shortcut [M] and shortcut [L].
The distance between the border of the dot and the border of the rectangle will be the density of the dots.
Imagine you had to select every part of my t-shirt….
That would be days worth of work.
No that can be done much easier. Just make sure every other detail (arms, face, hair, etc.) have been done by now.
Select one of the objects on the t-shirts and go to:
–> Select –> Same –> Fill
All objects with that fill have been selected now (jippee)
Post your results bellow
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