11.3.  Cartoon

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11.3.1.  Overview

Figure 15.173.  The same image, before and after applying “Cartoon” filter

The same image, before and after applying Cartoon filter

Original image

The same image, before and after applying Cartoon filter

Filter “Cartoon” applied

You can find this filter in FiltersArtisticCartoon

The Cartoon filter modifies the active layer or selection so that it looks like a cartoon drawing. Its result is similar to a black felt pen drawing subsequently shaded with color. This is achieved by darkening areas that are already distinctly darker than their neighborhood.

11.3.2.  Options

Figure 15.174.  Cartoon” filter options

Cartoon filter options

Mask radius

This parameter controls the size of areas the filter works with. Large values result in very thick black areas and much less detail in the resulting image. Small values result in more subtle pen strokes and more details preserved.

Percent black

This parameter controls the amount of black color added to the image. Small values make the blend from color regions to blackened areas smoother and dark lines themselves thinner and less noticeable. Larger values make the lines thicker, darker and sharper. The maximum value makes the lines aliased. The best, most natural results are usually achieved with an intermediate value.