It’s bandstand time. Here’s my vote for Mac Graphic App of the Year. Take a photo and turn it into a colorful caricature with Caricature Creator Pro. It’s amazingly cool.
It’s so good that your photos will look like snapshots from a Pixar or Dreamworks animated movie. It could not be much easier to create what looks like a professional illustration in digital form from what amounts to a plain old photo. Start with a few portraits to get the hang of how Caricature Creator works, but be prepared to be impressed.
The user interface is a little busy, but here’s what a photo looks like with a before and after creation.
This is trial and error heaven. Drop in a photo, grab the sliders and adjust everything from eyes to nose, from mouth to chin, ears, forehead, cheeks, the works.
Or, start with the presets. Either way, the finished photo looks more like a snapshot from an animated movie and bares only a mild resemblance to the original photo.
What is not to like? Oh, the interface. Actually, the controls are straightforward but there are so many options that it’s easy to get either confused or to spend too much time perfecting a caricature.
The apps background is maddeningly messy, but the results are positively inspiring. What would you use Caricature Creator Pro for? Fun. Graphic character mockups. Story board. Mostly you’ll be spending a lot of time enjoying your creations.