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    OT: Lookin' better in cartoon...

    I used Flash to trace my beautiful face...




    Actually, it's kind of creepy lookin' ... It certainly doesn't look as good as the ones they use at TWiT.tv, but I'm no artist.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: OT: Lookin' better in cartoon...

    Sean!

    Very cool! How did you do that?!? Did you use the Flash program?? (I didn't know that Flash was capable to do this if you did.) If not, what did you use??

    Do you mind sharing how you did this?? What programs did you use to trace the cartoon so that it's so similar to the photo??

    I would like to try my hand at it for some Too Live Nurse promo photos.

    Again. . . very cool, Sean!

    Ted
    Music and humor are healthy for the soul.

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    Re: OT: Lookin' better in cartoon...

    Quote Originally Posted by efiebke
    Sean!

    Very cool! How did you do that?!? Did you use the Flash program?? (I didn't know that Flash was capable to do this if you did.)
    Yes, that's right, I used the "brush tool" in Flash to simply outline my face from the photo, and then I just colored it in with the "paint bucket". I suppose you could do the same in Microsoft Paint, but Flash's brush tool gives much nicer, smoother lines.

    I kept the drawing simple by keeping the mouth white, just tracing the bottom of the nose, one curve per ear, and lines in the hair to show which way it goes... it takes a bit of experimenting for us non-cartoonists... I've seen cartoonists do similar things, and, needless to say, they're much nicer looking.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: OT: Lookin' better in cartoon...

    I have an older version of Flash. I've only used it to create simple GIF animations. Never tried to create a cartoon using this program, though.

    I've experimented creating cartoon looking figures from photos using Photoshop. Never came out looking like cartoons, unfortunately. Not like what's seen on television. Most certainly not like what you created, Sean! What you created is what I want.

    I think you under estimate your talent, Sean. Very cool!

    Thanks for sharing how you created the cartoon figure of yourself. Taking the time to share your "cartoon secrets" is also very cool, my friend.

    Cheers!

    Ted
    Music and humor are healthy for the soul.

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    Re: OT: Lookin' better in cartoon...

    Here's a better picture of Sean helping Santa this year






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    Re: OT: Lookin' better in cartoon...

    Sean has some really good moves!

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    Re: OT: Lookin' better in cartoon...

    HA HA HA!! WOW, that's scary....

    I knew those dance lessons would come in handy...
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: OT: Lookin' better in cartoon...

    Thinking of cartoons, for Christmas cards this year I drew a quick cartoon of my family, such as it is...



    I'm old fashioned and used a pencil (actualy several differnt colored pencils....)
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: OT: Lookin' better in cartoon...

    Very nice! I think that's exactly what my dog is often thinking...
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: OT: Lookin' better in cartoon...

    fun topic, Gary you are a real HOOT!

    Does Rebecca Bott know about this?



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