Transform a Portrait Into a Caricature Artwork

Transform a Portrait Into a Caricature Artwork
Transform a Portrait Into a Caricature Artwork

Step 4

Select the Brush tool (B) then set the brush size to 100 pixels and hardness to 50%. Paint over the object shown in the image below.Let's now give a color to our texture. Go to the Layers panel, add a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer and set the Hue to +105, Saturation to -22, and Lightness to -29. Then add a Levels Adjustment Layer to darken it a bit by move the Shadows slider to 36 and Midtones to 0.89. You can see all the settings below.


Step 5

To add a pattern to our texture is a bit tricky here. Firstly, we need to create a new canvas with the size of 140 x 140 px with black as a background. Then, using a hard-edge brush with the size of 45 px, draw a white circle in the middle of the canvas and also on one of each corner just like in the image shown below.

Go to > Edit > Define Pattern, rename the pattern "Polka Dot" and click OK. Now go back to our main canvas, create a new layer and press Ctrl+A to select all, then go to Edit > Fill, choose Pattern from the Content dropdown menu, and select our pattern we've just created. Set the layer's Blending Mode to Screen and the Opacity to 9%.


Step 6

Next, we're going to create a vignette effect, to add a bit of depth and to make the center of the image stand out. First, create a new layer, then grab an Elliptical Marquee Tool and draw a big circle in the middle of our canvas. Go to Select > Modify > Feather and set the Radius to 150 px. Press Ctrl+Shift+I to inverse the selection and fill it with black. We need also lower the layer's Opacity down to 21%.

Now duplicate the layer, press Ctrl+T, scale it up about 137% larger and set the Opacity to 41%.


Step 7

Add a new layer and grab a Gradient Tool. Use a linear black to transparent gradient to draw a small gradient in the bottom of our texture, then set the layer's Blending Mode to Multiply and the Opacity to 25%. Repeat the process, but this time, make the gradient shorter than previously and set the Opacity to 35%.

Now add another new layer, and using a Brush Tool with the size of 25 px and 0% Hardness, create a line along the width of our canvas. Hold down the Shift key while dragging to get a perfect straight line. Then go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur, set the Angle to 90, Distance to 23 and turn down the layer's Opacity to 64%.

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13 comments on “Transform a Portrait Into a Caricature Artwork”

  1. Hello, your tutorial sucks. It gives no context to what I am actually doing, and it just expects me to know things not explained. I don't care about what you are going to say to this because my opinion is already formed that this tutorial is no good.

    1. 1. Create a new layer (Layer > New > Layer).
      2. Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool (Press Shift+M until the icon in the toolbar turns into a circular marquee).
      3. Go to Select > Modify > Feature. Set the Radius to 150px.
      4. Go to Select > Modify > Inverse.
      5. Press Shift+Backspace. Set the contents to black.
      6. Lower the current layer's opacity to 21%.
      7. Duplicate the layer by pressing Ctrl+J (Cmd+J on Macs).
      8. Go to Edit > Transform > Scale. Scale it up by around 137% or larger.
      9. Lower the current layer's opacity to 41%.

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