Turning your photo into a cartoon web face is one of the hottest online trends throughout the social networking world today. Cartoon avatars serve as a unique way of branding your personal identity in a variety of online communities like Facebook, MySpace and many others. There are many different ways of creating a cartoon picture by digitally manipulating a photograph of your face. Methods range from professional graphic image editing techniques using Photoshop or Illustrator to fully automated online website systems.
Since most people do not have access to professional image editing software like Photoshop nor the skills to use such a complex program, we will just look at some of the automated cartoon yourself for free methods available. So if you’re still wondering how to make me a cartoon then keep reading.
Perhaps the quickest way to make a cartoonize photo of yourself is to use an online image editor like Lunapic. It’s really simple…first I just go to the Lunapic website, then I choose an image file for my web face and click “upload now“. After the image has uploaded to their server, I can create the cartoon picture of myself by going to the “effects” drop down menu at the top and then click on “cartoon“. Right after the effect is applied, I always save my web face cartoon by clicking on one of the “save to” links below the image. 4anime
Similar cartoonize photo results can be obtained by using Google’s online image editing tool at Picasaweb. This service is a little more complicated than the Lunapic method above but it can produce similar results. One of the difficulties with Picasa is that Google will insist that you have an account with them before you can use the service but they do have more options available in their interface.
While these 2 methods above may be quick way to make me a cartoon, the results that they produce are extremely poor in quality…probably not something you’re going to want to use on your profile!