Halftone effect in Photoshop can be created in different ways each method having its own particularities. The most commonly used is the Halftone Pattern Filter that you can find uder the Filter>Sketch menu. This method will transform your photo into a halftone patterned image that uses your background and foreground colors. The halftone pattern types available are dot, circle and line with different size and contrast variations.
Here is a new Photoshop action from actions4photoshop website, the only site focused entirely to actions that are hand picked and verified by the editors. Todays free action is a halftone generator that adds a halftone pattern over your images. A simple yet effective action that I hope you will enjoy.
Even since I was a little girl I was a big fan of board games and even now I like playing now and than. And I know that many of you like playing these games that can now be played online too. My favorite games ever are the famous and classic backgammon, chess and rummy. So inspired by these childhood games I decided to make a text effect in Photoshop and blend elements from different board games. For the chess texture I have use the halftone pattern filter.
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.
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.
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.