I'm searching for a generator or method which is used to create the cartoon style profile pictures sometimes seen on GitHub. The effect I want generates a new picture (which looks drawn or painted by the computer) from the original profile picture.

Here is an example of what I want to recreate:

cartoon profile picture

  • Hello MaxC, welcome to GD.SE and thanks for your question. Being unfamiliar with GitHub, I had to browse around the site a bit. I can discern no singular trend in avatar whatsoever, unless you count straight photographic images. Please give an example or define the style better. Thanks! – Vincent Apr 7 '16 at 9:34
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    I think you may have to upload an example, because I'm not sure what you mean. As far as I'm aware GitHub either gives you an identicon or an Image you upload yourself (similar to SE) – Cai Apr 7 '16 at 9:35
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  • Are you looking for software that you can use on a site, or a tutorial for you to use with something like Photoshop? – Django Reinhardt Apr 7 '16 at 12:16

That would just be a vector image. drawn in a program such as Adobe Illustrator. There are tools online that will allow you to build a cartoon profile image—just search for 'Cartoon Profile Picture Generator'. But the profile images you see on GitHub are more than likely drawn by hand.

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