Comic book style has always been one of my favorite Photoshop styles. I like the fact that can be used in all kind of designs from vintage retro design to let's say cartoon kids design because it is so versatile. In today's tutorial I will show you how to create an interesting comics text effect using some simple layer styles. You can use any comics font, any color theme you want and you will obtain for sure cool results.
Comic book effect in Photoshop can be obtained really easy if you know the right steps to follow. Learn how to turn a normal photo into comics from the best tutorials available on the internet gathered in one collection. I really hope you will like these Photoshop comics, if not you can check out my tutorial that I am planning to release soon. Photoshop comic book effect is created by mixing different Photoshop filters, as well as adjusting the levels and/or the brightness/contrast of the photos. You can experiment and play with different techniques learned from the following tutorials, for really cool and most of all realistic comics effects results.
To create a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop we have to mix all sort of filters and blend them together to obtain that well known sketch effect. You can of course use a simple Graphic Pen Filter or a Halftone Pattern Filter, but if you want to obtain a more complex and realistic comic effect you have to use more than one Photoshop Filter. And to complete the image we'll use Comic Brushes and/or add text using a Comic Font. The Old Paper Texture used in the final step helps us obtain that authentic vintage look.
These Comic Photoshop brushes are very useful when you are trying to create a comic book effect. Making comic brushes such as speech bubbles brushes can take you a while so it's better to use one of these free brushes. I have downloaded many of these Comic Illustration Brushes, they are great and I am planning to use them in my next tutorials. If I have missed something please fell free to add it to our comments section!
Download this great comics Photoshop action for free and turn your photos into comics illustrations with just a single click. Just remember that every image has its own color tones, brightness and contrast so you might have to adjust the result a little. That is why all the layers are not rasterized or flatten. To make the image look more like a cartoon you can add speech bubbles and other comics brushes or comic shapes, sunburst, halftone patterns and so on.
Creating a comic text effect in Photoshop is not very easy but it is, from my point of view, a nice addition to any comic book illustration. It has some annoying steps, I am talking about all those layer styles but if you download the PSD file you will not have to bother about that problem. So this comic text along with a nice comic brush can add value to any photo turned into a comic illustration. I've used a halftone pattern in creating this text effect. I am curious to see your results, as you are always such creative people.
Check out these amazing cartoon and comic book styles that you can use in Photoshop for any text or shape. The list contains some of the best both free and premium comics styles that you can load and use in Photoshop. Also we've included some pretty useful tutorials on how to create a comic book text in Photoshop from scratch. For fast yet effective results you can try our free comics style action that creates a cartoon style effect using multiple stroke outlines, halftone patterns, etc.
Huge collection of old vintage paper textures that every designer must have. The list contains free old paper textures that you can use in your projects. Crumpled and wrinkled paper, watercolor paper, ripped and folded paper, vintage and grunge paper, dirty aged paper and many more textures can be find inside this list. These dusty old paper textures are hand picked from deviantart and textures4photoshop so the quality is great and they are ready to be used in Photoshop.
Another great Photoshop action from our partner site actions4photoshop.com that one of the largest online PS actions directory. You can create a nice looking comics effect with just 1 click; you can use it for text, raster shapes and so on. You have full control over the final result so you can customize the comic book effect as you like. You can download the free action but you must use facebook login first.
To create a realistic sketch in Photoshop you need some pencil sketch textures or better still you can use pencil drawing brushes. In this list I have gathered some of the best pen and pencil Photoshop brushes that will allow you to create different digital drawing and painting effects. These drawing and illustration brushes are a must for all the digital artists; especially for the ones that use often graphic tablets.