Transform a Portrait Into a Caricature Artwork

Transform a Portrait Into a Caricature Artwork

Transform a Portrait Into a Caricature Artwork

Step 21

So far I'm happy with how it looks, but the color of her eyes looks a bit dull. There are many ways to fix this, but using a Color Blending Mode is a common way for simple recoloring like this. First, draw a selection around the iris (the colored part of the eye), then go to > Select > Modify >Feather. Enter a 10px Radius and click OK.

While the selection still active, go to Layer Panel, add Adjustment Layer and choose Solid Color. Set the color to #22adcb, change the layer's Blending Mode to Color and reduce the Opacity to 19%.


Step 22

OK, this is getting even more fun now. Bring the Marionette image to our canvas, extract it using a Pen Tool and mask it off using a Layer Mask. Then, add a Levels Adjustment Layer and set the setting as shown below. Also add a Color Overlay Layer Style with the color set to #ffd200 and the Opacity to 15% to match its color with the scene. Now grab a Burn Tool, set the Range to Shadow and Exposure to 20 % and start painting over the darker areas to enhance the contrast.

Now we're going to create strings for the Marionette. Open the Rope image, and go to Image > Canvas Size, set the Width to 4656 px, with the Relative option checked, and leave the middle left anchor selected. Then duplicate the layer and place the image next to each other to extend the Rope.

Merge the layers together and place it to our canvas. Add a Color Overlay Layer Style with the color of #2c2312 and Opacity to 52%. Duplicate the layer, and press Ctrl+T to rotate it just like in the image shown below.


Step 23

Now to make sure everything has its own place in this illustration you need to take care for shadows. So, grab a Brush Tool with soft settings (Flow at 2% and Hardness set to 0%). Create a new layer below the Model group and start painting a tiny shadow under her shoes.

Press Ctrl+] to increase the size of your brush and paint under her arms and legs as indicated by red arrows in the image below. Change your diameter of your brush constantly, and vary the opacity depending on the areas you're painting.

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12 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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