What program will turn a photo into a comic?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by Tiffany, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. Tiffany

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    Preferably a software program that will do it in as few steps as possible & is easy to understand.

    Thanks
     
  2. Bman

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    You mean like a comic strip?

    If I remember right, Photoshop can do it. I'll check that out and get back to you.
     
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  3. Aprox

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    Illustrator CS2 can do it quite well, its called live trace.

    here is a quick example, it can do all sorts of different styles.

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  4. madmatt

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    Good to know, I might have to invest.
     
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    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    That looks really nice, I mean check out those rims! :p


    Illustrator can also do color, you can pretty much customize how it looks. It takes your raster image and traces it into a vector shape (thousands of them). I will admit though that for 50 bucks you cant go wrong with that app.
     
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    tell you what else.... if you really are interested in photoimpression... go to walmart and buy a cheapo vga vivitar cam for like 20usd and it comes with most models :D
     
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    Gimp has a 'posterize' option under tools-color tool menu. You can make a cartoon with many different levels of detail.

    Give it a try.

    As far as I have delved into the two programs GIMP seems to be as powerful as photoshop.

    Note: GIMP is freeware available for download under the GNU Liscence.
     

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    YESSSS!!!! (someone else likes gimp!) i was going to recomend gimp but in my previous gimp thread, nobody liked it:(
     
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    Gimp is great if you dont have the money for PS or just dont like how PS works, but from a personal stand point I use PS everyday at work I cant stand to use the gimp. I find its layout and lack of more advanced features a real turn off. The way it does really subtle things really bothers me. However its been quite a while since I actually used Gimp.
     
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  11. Tiffany

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    I can't figure out how to use Photo Shop or even Paint Shop Pro by Jasc.

    I meant a comic like a cartoon or anime, with color like this:

    Thank you all for replying.
     

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  12. American Zombie

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    In Paint Shop Pro you could try the following after opening your image.

    Effects > Plugins > Virtual Painter
     
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    Could be an interesting plugin that, an animeise colour plugin.

    But I reccommend GIMP as well as a good free tool
     
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    Yes, Gimp can do something like that.

    Down lood it and try it, it's free and has a lot shorter learning curve than photoshop does.

    Amusingly I use Photoshop at home and GIMP at work (the SOB's are too cheap to buy me Photoshop at work. I had to beg and plead just to get Adobe which I have to use on a daily basis.)