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How to create a comic from a photo

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Hi,

tried a lot of things, watched a lot of tutorials, but nowhere is my goal adressed. I want to create a comic style from a photo, to be more specific I want to create a comic style like the avatar of @MEB.

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Can anyone, maybe MEB himself, help me and provide me with the workflow for this project.

 

Thanks in advance

Don Tango

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I believe Miguel’s avatar is part of a vector drawing. If you want to create a cartoon effect from a photo, please see the following post:

 


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Thanks Alfred,

have seen this instructions, cool effect but not exactly what I'm looking for. 

Does anybody have a clue how the workflow looks like for this picture?

Thanks in advance,

Don Tango

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Hi, Don Tango,

Try this approach for something like the above. Increase brightness and add a little contrast. Then use a small value for Dust & Scratches.


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Sure, here's the .afphoto document and the pencil drawing effect macro I used in the document.

 

Pencil Drawing Effect.afmacros

rain_effect_03.afphoto


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From now I call you god of affinity :-)

One last question, when using your macro to my pic the result is black/white. Your pic shows some color. How did you ...

Thank you in advance for wasting your valuable time with a newbie.

Don Tango

 

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put a copy of the background above the pencil drawing, and set the blend mode to  Vivid Light


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Hi everyone,

has anyone experience with vector magic? I use to online version to create, of course, vectorized files from jpg files. Creation and download are pretty straight forward, but when I open the SVG File it shows a bitmap structure. The pic above shows what vector magic shows me online (left) vs. the downloaded SVG file in affinity (right).

Did I anything wrong or what must I do different.

Bildschirmfoto.jpg

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Looks like Affinity Photo has rasterised the exported SVG.

How did you open the SVG?

I've just exported an SVG from Vector Magic and opened in Affinity Photo, The curves are intact but the fill is pixelated, opening the same file in Affinity designer gives the expected result for a vectored file.

Affinity designer.
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Affinity Photo.
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You have to remember, Affinity Photo is primarily a Raster/Pixel based editor, not a vector app.


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Hi,

tried all (both) ways I know to open the SVG file in affinity (drag & drop and open) both ended the same pixelated result. 

Tried the same with an EPS file , ended pixelated. But I could open this EPS file with preview and there everything was smooth (vectorized).

Yes I work with affinity photo.

Thanks, Don Tango

 

P.S: Oh, one last question before I convince myself to invest in affinity designer. Are you able to simply change the color of one area?

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1 minute ago, Don Tango said:

P.S: Oh, one last question before I convince myself to invest in affinity designer. Are you able to simply change the color of one area?

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2 hours ago, Don Tango said:

I assume, this was easy for you.

Thanks, Don Tango

Just the select the layer you want to change the colour of and use the colour panel to do so, so yes, very easy.

You can also export from Vector Magic and have shapes grouped by colour to make it easier to change colours en masse.

 


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