Create cartoons faster than ever before. Check out this list of helpful resources below.
30 Best Cartoon Photo Effects & Comic Text Actions
Do you love cartoons? Now you can turn yourself into one! Photoshop actions make it possible to create the coolest photo effects without any prior software knowledge.
We know how hard it is to feel confident designing your own cartoons, so that's why we've put together this list of the best cartoon photo effects and comic text actions that are easy to use.
Just open your photo and run these actions to enjoy quirky and hilarious cartoon effects. Color them with high-quality presets and customize them with text and more!
Want to see these resources in action? Check out our examples below.
Make Amazing Cartoon Effects Fast: See Our Examples!
To give you an idea of how easy it is to use these resources, here are two fun examples we've tried out!
Let's begin with this inspiring soft cartoon Photoshop action. Giving your portraits a colorful cartoon effect, this one-click action is incredibly fun to use.
Here, I tried this action on this Cat Stock from Pixabay. I adjusted the eyes and head myself in Liquify, and then allowed the action to do the rest. Check out the result! Pretty funny!
Add a unique effect to your photos with this cartoon melted drips action. Experiment with different shapes and colors to create organic dripping fluid right on your work. This action is compatible with Photoshop versions CS6 and above and uses 25 color scripts.
Here I tried this action on this Man Stock from Pixabay. First, I painted the shoulder, arm, and head areas to apply the effect, and then I pressed play. Check out the result below!
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Create one-of-a-kind vector cartoons in only a few steps! This awesome Photoshop action can be used to transform your pictures for posters, albums, or social media covers. Choose from 25 unique color combinations to apply to your final artwork before saving.
Animate your cartoons fast with this next Photoshop action. Ink Scribbles creates a one-of-a-kind animation effect you can upload to Instagram, Twitter, and more. Make an amazing quality animation in much less time.
Upload a cool cartoon effect to your social media profiles with this simple Photoshop action. Designed to give your photos that vector cartoonish look, this action can be used with versions CS5 and above. A quick user guide is also included for more information.
Let your imagination run wild with this brilliant comic book creator. This ultimate creator kit includes over 120 comic book elements to draw out your new passion. Choose from amazing Photoshop brushes to Photoshop actions and colorful text effects.
Try out these modern geometric text effects to create beautifully designed comics! Featuring 10 PSD files with fully layered graphics, these text effects are easy to update and place into your work. Just replace the names with your own text to see the magical result!
Turn your pictures into funny cartoons! This Photoshop action delivers awesome caricature-styled portraits without all the hassle. It even applies a cool glitch-inspired texture for added appeal. It's totally non-destructive and easy to use, so make sure to try it out!
Make your illustrations and photos look super psychedelic with this gradient duotone action. With just one click, this action generates 25 colorful duotone effects decorated with large halftone blobs. Use it for presenting your work online or for traditional media.
Create stunning 3D text just like your favorite animated features! Included in this download are eight professional Photoshop files created at 300 dpi. Easily change the font or text by selecting the smart objects, and then make your edits. Add this effect to any movie or poster!
Add a little texture to your cartoons to help them stand out! This awesome Photoshop action delivers a unique alternative to flat, boring cartoons. Not only do you get a quality Photoshop action to apply the effect, but you also get a bonus texture image to create a weathered look like the one below. Try it out on your photos!
This next unique Photoshop action helps you create a lovely watercolor comic book effect. Simply download and install this Photoshop action to render your photo into a watercolor artwork in just a few seconds. Try it out with Photoshop versions CS5 and above.
Rough out your ideas with this smart vintage comic creator. This simple action creates a comic book-inspired text effect you can efficiently apply to any logo or text. Included in this download are several patterns, layer styles, and overlays that are completely editable.
Blend two creative art styles together with this awesome Photoshop action. Make photo-realistic results using energetic oil, comic, and photo retouching styles. This non-destructive action is easy to use and will save you plenty of precious time. Get it for $6.
Recreate the famous cartoon effect from the wicked video game series, Grand Theft Auto. This Photoshop action comes from designer Indworks and helps you mimic your favorite game quickly. Enjoy 15 colorful presets and 5 collage templates.
Surprise your kids and family with a custom cartoon of their own. This Photoshop action creates a quick and easy cartoon effect inspired by Impressionist paintings. Get access to fully organized folders and layers, all in one convenient download. Check it out!
Love space? Then create a brilliant space-inspired text effect for your comic designs! This cool Photoshop action creates fully editable text effects featuring fun cartoon themes. You'll get one main file with several examples and even a link to the free font used.
Get two amazing effects in one incredible download! This Photoshop action pack features 12 professional actions to create stunning painting and comic book-inspired results. They're fully compatible with Mac and PC devices and even include an easy-to-follow user guide.
Make imaginative concepts that pop right off the paper! This Photoshop action has 20 colorful presets and more fantastic options. You'll get additional great files like Photoshop brushes and patterns to make your projects complete! Check it out!
Many famous artists love the plein air technique to create movement and gorgeous colors in their work. This Photoshop action features well-organized layers and additional help files. Check out the video demonstration on YouTube to see how it works!
Cel shading is a traditional art technique used to create amazing cartoons. You can achieve that same look with this one-step action. Just open up the photo you'd like to use, and then press play to see it shaded. Try it out on friends, animals, and stock photos for a brilliant effect!
Spell out a quirky message to your followers with this epic foil balloon text effect. Featuring one Photoshop file that works with any text or shape, this action lets you experiment with different colors and textures for the desired result. Use it on logos, posters, and headers!
Discover hilarious Photoshop actions to twist and warp your photos. This splendid caricature maker turns your portraits into awesome caricatures in less time. Control the face distortion yourself before applying one of many different color presets. Give it a try!
your comic book designs with some cool text effects. This Photoshop
action set contains two wicked actions to create high-resolution text.
They're fully customizable and contain super helpful extras like
patterns and brushes for more incredible texture.
Achieve vector-like effects with this next Photoshop action. Enjoy 20 colorful options along with amazing presets to turn your pictures into creative cartoons. Keep in mind it does require an additional filter, so make sure you grab the oil paint filter too!
Scribble all over your pictures with this clever Photoshop action. Master the collage effect with unique design layouts and fun doodle details. Designed to look like hand-drawn elements, this scribble action is perfectly suited for posters and more!
Recreate the famous artworks of Roy Lichtenstein with this fantastic Photoshop action. It's really easy to use, so you can easily transform any portrait or pet photo into a fun retro effect. Customize the colors to your liking or swap out the background for a new look!
Get professional cartoon oil results with just the click of a button! This next Photoshop action set from MicroPro includes non-destructive actions that won't ruin your original photos. Try it out with high-resolution images for the best results!
Relive the 80s with this cool text effect! Choose from six text layouts that are 100% editable. Drop them into any video for a cool intro effect or add them to your website for a bold header. Enjoy creative comic book styles that can fit many projects.
A sequel to the original cel shader action, this Photoshop action creates a gorgeous cartoon look! To use it on your photos, simply fill the subject with color before pressing play. In seconds, a cel-shaded result will appear which you can further customize with more colors. Give it a go!
Show Us Your Cartoon Effects!
Tried any of these assets? Let us know! Tell us your favorite cartoon effects in the comments below.
This has been a collection of premium resources perfect for the avid designer and photographer. For more cool cartoon effects, check out Envato Market and Envato Elements, or enlist the help of our talented professionals at Envato Studio. Happy designing!
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