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30 Best Cartoon Photo Effects & Comic Text Photoshop Actions

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Create cartoon photo effects and comic text effects with Photoshop actions faster than ever before. Check out this list of helpful resources below.

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30 Best Cartoon Photo Effects & Comic Text Actions

Do you love cartoons? Do you want to know how to make a cartoon picture in a few simple clicks? 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!

Enjoy this selection of top-notch resources hand-picked from Envato Elements and Envato Market.

Pop Art Photoshop Action

This action could not only turn a picture into a cartoon, but it will also help you to recreate the famous artworks of Roy Lichtenstein. 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!

Pop Art Photoshop Action

Vintage Comic Creator

If you not only want to know how to make cartoon pictures, but also create cartoon inspired text and shape effects, then 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. 

Vintage Comic Creator

GTA Photoshop Action

Make your photo into a cartoon and recreate the famous cartoon effect from the wicked video game series, Grand Theft Auto. This cartoon filter Photoshop action comes from designer Indworks and helps you mimic your favorite game quickly. Enjoy 15 colorful presets and 5 collage templates. 

GTA Photoshop Action

Vector Paint Photoshop Action 

Blend two creative art styles together and turn a photo into a cartoon 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.

Vector Paint Photoshop Action

Ultra Realistic 3D Space Effect

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. 

Ultra Realistic 3D Space Effect

Animated Zombie Grime Art Photoshop Action

This cartoon action Photoshop set can help you to achieve that trendy zombie grime effect with no effort. And beyond that, it creates an amazing animation, which you could save as a video or GIF file and easily use for your social media profiles.

Animated Zombie Grime Art Photoshop Action

Cartoon Art Photoshop Action

Surprise your kids and family with this cartoon photo maker, which lets you create a custom cartoon of your own in a few simple clicks. 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!

Cartoon Art Photoshop Action

Cartoonize Photoshop Action

Cartoonize Photoshop Action is one of the best Photoshop effects, which can show you how to turn a picture into a cartoon with no professional skills. You could create unique artworks such as CD covers, posters, flyers, and much more with this product.

Cartoonize Photoshop Action

Soft Cartoon Photoshop Action

Make your picture a cartoon and add an inspiring soft look to your portraits. This action creates a colorful cartoon effect in just one click, and you can easily customize the final effect by editing the layers and smart filters.

Soft Cartoon Photoshop Action

Cartoon Melted Drips Action

Turn a photo into cartoon Photoshop artwork and add this 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.

Cartoon Melted Drips Action

Cartoon Vector Photoshop Action

How can you make a photo into a cartoon and transform your pictures for posters, albums, or social media covers? Get this awesome Photoshop action and create one-of-a-kind vector cartoons in only a few steps! Choose from 25 unique color combinations to apply to your final artwork before saving.

Cartoon Vector Photoshop Action

Ink Scribbles Animation Photoshop Action

Do you want to know how to cartoon a picture and make it look alive? Try to 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. 

Ink Scribbles Animation Photoshop Action

Vector Cartoon Photoshop Action

How can you turn a photo into a cartoon for your social media profiles? Try this simple cartoon 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. 

Vector Cartoon Photoshop Action

Comic Book Creator

This photo cartoon effect lets your imagination run wild and create brilliant comic book pages. 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.

Comic Book Creator

10 Geometric Style Text Effects

Try out these modern geometric text effects to create beautifully designed comics! Featuring ten 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!

10 Geometric Style Text Effects

Glitch Cartoon Effect

Turn an image into a cartoon and give it a funny look! 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!

Glitch Cartoon Effect

Gradient Duotone Design Photoshop Action

Turn your pic to a cartoon or 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.

Gradient Duotone Design Photoshop Action

3D Cartoon Text Effects

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!

3D Cartoon Text Effects

Cartoon Art Photoshop Action

Cartoonize your photos and then 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!

Cartoon Art Photoshop Action

Watercolor Comic Photoshop Action

This image to cartoon Photoshop action not only converts your image to a cartoon but also adds a lovely watercolor effect. Create a watercolor comic book effect in a few seconds—try it out with Photoshop versions CS5 and above.

Watercolor Comic Photoshop Action

Painting & Comics Photoshop Actions

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.

Painting  Comics Photoshop Actions

Conceptum - 3D Sketch Photoshop Action

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!

Conceptum - 3D Sketch Photoshop Action

Concepter - Plein Air Sketch Photoshop Action

If your client tells you, "Turn my picture into a cartoon," you have an easy tool to recreate not only the cartoon look, but also to add the plein air technique to add movement and gorgeous colors to the work. This Photoshop action features well-organized layers and additional help files. Check out the video demonstration on YouTube to see how it works!

Concepter - Plein Air Sketch Photoshop Action

Cell Shader Photoshop Action

How can you cartoonize a photo and add a cell shading art technique at the same time? You can achieve that 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!

Cell Shader Photoshop Action

Foil Balloon Text Effect Action

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!

Foil Balloon Text Effect Action

Caricature Maker Photoshop Actions

Turn a photo into a caricature and make it look funny. Discover these 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!

Caricature Maker Photoshop Actions

Comic Book Ink Actions

Finalize 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.

Comic Book Ink Actions

Illustrator - Vector Art Photoshop Action

If you want to achieve vector-like effects and turn your picture into a cartoon, then try 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!

Illustrator - Vector Art Photoshop Action

Scribble Doodle Collage Photoshop Action

Turn your photo into a cartoon and 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!

Scribble Doodle Collage Photoshop Action

MicroPro Cartoon Oil Photoshop Action

Create a cartoon from a photo and add a realistic oil painting effect 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!

MicroPro Cartoon Oil Photoshop Action

Comic Text FX

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.

Comic Text FX

Cell Shader 2 Photoshop Action

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!

Cell Shader 2 Photoshop Action

Comic Book Text Styles

If you already know how to make a picture look like a cartoon, you probably need some cool cartoon-looking comic text effects. This set contains 11 Photoshop styles which you could apply to your text and then add to your picture to make it look like a comic book page.

Comic Book Text Styles

Retro Comic Book Photoshop Action Kit

Create cool cartoon pictures and comic book pages with this powerful tool. The kit comes bundled with 15 vector speech bubbles, 15 vector comic elements, 12 vector comic sound effects, 5 comic book frame templates, and 2 free comic book mockup templates. So it contains all the necessary tools for a quick start.

Retro Comic Book Photoshop Action Kit

Urban Mixed Art Photoshop Action

Cartoon your picture and add a creative look to your images using the Urban Mixed Art Photoshop Action. This action is the best choice if you want to create urban and city artworks in a few simple steps. The final result comes in a fully customizable PSD file with editable layers, colors, and elements.

Urban Mixed Art Photoshop Action

Grandiose 3 Animated Photoshop Action

This action can not only help you to turn yourself into a cartoon, but also create an amazing animation with almost no efforts. The action comes with 16 different background shape actions and 20 color presets, giving you unlimited creative possibilities. 

Grandiose 3 Animated Photoshop Action

Comics & Painting Actions

Cartoon your photo and add a painting effect along with a halftone overlay using this Photoshop cartoon effect, which gives you a fully customizable, easy-to-use, and non-destructive result.

Comics  Painting Actions

Cartoon Comic Book Oil Paint

Convert your photo to a cartoon Photoshop artwork and give it an oil-painted look with the Cartoon Comic Book Oil Paint Photoshop action. This action works with old versions of Photoshop and uses the oil paint plugin, which is one of the most realistic Photoshop painting effects.

Cartoon Comic Book Oil Paint

Cartoon Text Effects

Searching for how to make my picture a cartoon, I've also found this amazing set of cartoon text effects, which is the must-have tool for creating the elements of your comic book page, titles or signs for your images.

Cartoon Text Effects

Text Effects For Games

You've already added a cartoon photo filter to your photo, but you want it to look even more "cartoonish"? Check this pack of eight Photoshop text effects inspired by game logos and titles.

Text Effects For Games

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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