Weekend Graphic Novel Segment 2

Tiina Lehtoranta

This is another one of my photoshopped cartoon images…

Tiina Lehtoranta

The original photograph (which I took in San Francisco a few years ago) is a bit out of focus, but that doesn’t really matter as it is put through several Photoshop filters, light and colour are adjusted, there are several blending modes…

And none of this means a thing for anyone who is not familiar with Photoshop…
So, long story short:
I used Photoshop Elements 10, and the following filters: Poster Edges, Cutout, Smart Blur (quality: high, mode: edge only), some colour fill and gradient layers…

The quote is from The Naked City, a 1948 film noir classic.

Have a great weekend!



  1. Amanda
    16 August 2014 / 7:00 pm

    Wow, I think it looks awesome! if you had just said that it was from a graphic novel before showing the before photo I would have completely believed you!

    • Tiina L
      17 August 2014 / 12:01 pm

      Thanks, Amanda. It actually takes a while to work on a photo and to get the look I'm after, and I have a few different versions of this one, too. But I just love playing with Photoshop this way…

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