One of the many ways to get over the anonymity of the Internet is to cartoon yourself. There are numerous on-line services that carry out this task and make a digitized cartoon version of your face. While this can entertain and amuse you, some people regularly use this service in order to protect themselves from on-line privacy threats as well.
You will be amazed at the kind of things that you can do to cartoon your face and features, and the best part is that you do not need any advanced tools or applications. You can even alter some of your features in order to appear better on various on-line chat rooms and forums.
How to Cartoon Yourself
The exact process is simply an interactive simulation with a website that provides this service. It is best to choose one that is free of cost, because there are plenty of such websites around.
All you need is a digital photo of yourself, taken from a digital camera or a mobile phone. Remember that it is best to choose a photo where all your features can be clearly seen, and which also has a host of colors and designs in the background.
Once you visit one of these websites, you will have to upload your picture on their server and they will handle the rest. Using an interactive application, they will scan your photo from top to bottom and offer previews of the picture to you at each step.
You will have the option to change your hair style, hair color, head shape, eyes, eyebrows, forehead, nose, mouth, lips, ears, nostrils, teeth, cheeks and chin as you please. Most people choose to just keep their original picture, because this is a far more accurate depiction of themselves.
Other Themes and Tools
The best part about these services is that you can base your cartoon avatar on any famous cartoon character that you may wish to emulate. We've all grown up watching cartoons, and there is one (if not more) character that appeals the most to each of us.
By cartooning yourself, you can look exactly like that character. So, while some of us will see a cartoon version of themselves resembling Homer Simpson, someone else may choose to resemble Popeye or any other famous cartoon character. The choice is completely in your hands when you decide to cartoon yourself on-line.
An off-line tool that you can use in order to cartoon yourself is Adobe Photoshop. This is an application that lets you play with and morph digital images, and edit them in any way that you see fit. Using this application you can add your own personal touch to your cartoon image, and can change any details you want in the picture.
Note that the Photoshop software is an expensive purchase, albeit one that is totally worth it. Also, it will take you some time to learn how to work with Photoshop and you will probably have to refer to the Photoshop guide.
Once you have learned how to cartoon yourself, you can even visit a website that takes your cartooned image and places it in a comic strip storyline. You can even add the cartoon versions of your friends and other characters in these stories. All in all, this can be a very interesting and fun activity that you can perform on-line.
There are many interesting and cool things to do online, and to cartoon yourself is definitely one of them. So go ahead and cartoon yourself, and have a great time online.