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I found this website which does what I want but it seems very tedious. I would have thought Photoshop would have a way of automating this.

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This guide here does it in "four" steps:

Cartoon Drawing Photoshop Images Effect

  • Open an image that you would like to manipulate. Make sure your image is in RGB mode. To check this, go to Image under the menu bar - Mode - RGB Color. Make a duplicate of this layer as you will be working on this layer going forward.

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  • Now we will be applying the Poster Edges filter. To do this, go to Filter > Artistic > Poster Edges.

  • After the Poster Edges effect, we will Adjust the Brightness & Contrast with the values: Brightness Value: 10 Contrast: 30.

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  • Now we will do an artistic cut out effect to give it that cartoon look. Go to Filter > Artistic > Cut Out. And this is what you get!

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hmm . . following your steps didn't work out quite so well for me. . the background and the person got blended together . .hmm . . –  leora Oct 19 '09 at 0:03
    
That's why you have to create a duplicate layer, one for the person, one for the background –  Ivo Flipse Oct 19 '09 at 5:46
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i dont see how the duplicate layer helps if the duplicate layer duplicates the background as well. –  leora Oct 23 '09 at 21:01
    
doh You're right, I was assuming the duplicate layer would have to be of the person and you alter them both in a different way. Though Poster Edges is supposed to seperate the background and the person. That isn't working for you? –  Ivo Flipse Oct 24 '09 at 4:21

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