How to Turn Your Photo Into a Cartoon for Free

I’m going to share with you today a little-known resource for making all kinds of cool effects with your photo.

I’ve been toying with the idea of getting someone on fiverr to make me a cartoon character so I can put it on my blog.

Then I decided I’ll try to do it for free.

Who knows – maybe all the fiverr guys are using this tool too? 🙂

It actually doesn’t even have to be a photo of a person; it can be any picture or image.

Some suggested uses:

-Turn a real photo into a black and white pencil sketch.

-Use real pictures as illustrations for children’s books.

-Make your portrait look like an antique oil painting.

-Do like I did and turn my portrait into a cartoon.

The sky’s the limit. Actually, you are limited only by your imagination. (Please don’t let my lack of ideas inhibit yours!)

Once you discover this free tool, you can let your imagination run wild, and start using it for all sorts of things.

Best part of all is that it’s FREE.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

1) Go to and upload your photo.

2) On the left-hand side will be a variety of options.


Play around with any and all of them.

To get the cartoon character, click on “fancy filters” and you’ll see cartoon as one of the options.

Of course, while fiddling around with the different options you might like a different one. Such as the puzzle. Or the pencil sketch. Or the edge detection (which looks like a drawing).

For now I went with cartoon because that was my objective — I wanted a caricature.

But I may decide to change it at any time, and I can. Because don’t forget — it’s free!

3) Click “save and share” and follow the options to link to it, share your image via social media, or download it to your computer (which is what I did, and subsequently uploaded it onto my header).

So there you have it! Couldn’t be easier. Please let me know if you try it!

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