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Comic Text in Photoshop
Tutorials Text Effects 17644 Views May 16th, 2012

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.


This is our second tutorial inspired by the comic book effect. The first Photoshop tutorial was published some months ago and it was about achiving a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop from any photo.

And of ourse we have other comics related resources like for example a huge collection of comic brushes that might prove extremely useful if you like this style.

Comic Text Effect in Photoshop

Before we begin lets take a quick look at the text effect we are about to create. It is easily customizable in terms of font, colors and outline style.

Sunburst Background

Let's start with a simple orange background. Fill the Background Layer with #ff9600 color. Add a simple sunburst in the center of the image, using these sunburst brushes. Use white color for the brush and 10% opacity.

Write your text using Segoe Print font family or any other handwritten font. We will not rasterize the final result so you can easily change the font type.

Duplicate the Text Layer two times. For the first text layer add the following layer styles: Outer Glow, Bevel and Emboss, Color Overlay and Stroke. Make sure to set the Fill of this Text 1 Layer to 0%.

This is how our comic text should look like so far. As you can see it is very easy to change the Color Overlay for example and make the text green instead of blue.

Halftone Pattern

Create another layer above the Text 1 Layer and fill it with white color. Make sure you set the Background Color with black color. Go to Filter, Sketch, and choose the Halftone Pattern with the following settings:

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2 comment(s) for "Comic Text in Photoshop"

Theresa Wagar
1:49 AM Sunday, November 03, 2013
You are AWESOME!!!! Thank you for sharing your expertise. I have a client who wanted to do a few cool things with a look of a comic strip. This is EXACTLY what I was trying to figure out. You ROCK!!

Theresa 8-) reply
1:56 AM Sunday, November 03, 2013
Thank you Theresa! I am glad you found our Comic Text Tutorial useful! reply

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