Cartoon Yourself in Minutes in Photoshop CC with this Free Action

Learn how to cartoon yourself in Photoshop CC using this free action from the Creative Cloud suite. Easy to install and use, you can run this effect on literally any image.

Want to cartoon a family friend, dear friend, or a beloved pet? Go for it, and let me know in the comments how it looked!

How to Install and Run Action

Watch along below as I show you where to download the action, how to install it, and how to run it. You can see the results for yourself at the end.


Where to Get this Action

You can get this action here.

However, you will need an Adobe Creative Cloud account. This action is part of the CC suite (in the Photoshop actions) and is free to use as part of your membership.

where to get the toon artist photoshop action in the creative cloud suite

If you don’t have a CC account, you won’t be able to use this action.

In my research, I have found several ‘cartoon yourself’ actions online. There are other options available to you, but the quality of the actions will differ. Also, double-check the license to fully understand what you are and aren’t entitled to do with the end illustration.

Before and After Comparison

For my tutorial, I used a model photo from Freepik. So below is the original image I opened in Photoshop, without any changes made.

image before applying cartoon photoshop action

And here is the image after applying the Toon Artist action. Remember, everything is fully customizable in the layers panel. So you will be able to duplicate or remove layers, change colors, and make lots of other changes.

image after applying cartoon photoshop action

Finally, here are the two photos side by side.

side by side comparison of image before and after cartoon photoshop action has been applied

There are so, so many cool Photoshop actions out there. It amazes me how many creative minds have put their multi-step effects and workflows together into simple one-click actions.

I hope you have a lot of fun with this cartoon effect. Yes, won’t be able to deviate too much from the visual style, but considering this action is so easy and quick to use, it’s incredible how many effects and layers go into the effect.

Image used in featured image and video tutorial licensed by Freepik

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