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Photoshop Comics Effect Tutorials

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Comic book effect in Photoshop can be obtained really easy if you know the right steps to follow. Learn how to turn a 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.

In this list I collected for you the best text comic effect Photoshop text tutorials, the best Photoshop comic actions and the best "how to" video tutorials for creating the comic book effect in Photoshop:

Posterize, Cartoonize & Vectorize your photos to create a cool comics photo effect!

You will see that the methods are almost the same, but applied in different order, with different settings, combinations etc. Don't forget to add comics brushes like speach bubbles for example to make it look more like a cartoon.

Download for free this free Comic Book Brushes Photoshop pack and use the comic brushes to turn your images into realistic comic book.

Free Comic Sound Effects (PNG Images)

Comic Sound Effects

If you want to add some comic elements like speech bubbles or comic sound effects you can download these free comic PNG images.

How To Make A Black and White Comic Book in Photoshop

You can create your own Photoshop comic filter by combining different filters and adjustments that are already there. For example, to create the Photoshop comic effect you can use these Photoshop filters: Poster Edges, Photocopy, Color Halftone and the adjustments Posterize, Threshold, etc.

How to Make a Car Illustration in Photoshop

The Photoshop comic book effect is related to the posterize effect Photoshop filter and also with the cartoon effect Photoshop filter. Each of these effects can be combined in so many ways to create a photo to cartoon effect, a photo to poster effect or like in this case, a photo to comics effect.

How to vectorize an image in photoshop

A cartoon effect like in the previous tutorial, looks really awesome and is usually created by illustrators from scratch. You can find artists to turn photo to cartoon and create posters for you on sites like Fiverr.

Pop Art Comic Photoshop Tutorial

Another cool photo effect is the posterize photo effect that you can make in Photoshop using this free action.

Free Posterize Photoshop Action

Posterize Photoshop

If you are looking for comic style Photoshop, you have to know that this style can be applied to photos but also to text. Comic effects look great for posters, birthday cards, invitations, flyers and so on. The Photoshop comic book filter that is used the most in these tutorials is the Photocopy filter.

Comics Illustration Effect in Photoshop

If you use the oil filter, the Photoshop cartoon effect will look even better. This is probably one of the most used cartoon filter Photoshop effects. In the tutorial below the Cutout Filter was used to create a cartoon effect. This artistic filter is similar to posterize.

Comics Photoshop Effect

Retro Comic Book Effect

Turn photo into comic book art using Photoshop or other photo editor that has photo filters and blending modes. The other comics filter used a lot in these tutorials is the Halftone Pattern.

Comics Book Effect in Photoshop

Halftone Photoshop Tutorial

How to Turn a Photo Into Comic Book Art in Adobe Photoshop

Comic Book Style

Create a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop

Comics Effect in Photoshop (No longer available)

Comics Effect in Photoshop by graphics.com

Add Halftone Border to Comics In Photoshop

The Graphic Pen filter is used to create an illustration effect with sketch lines just like a real drawing.

Graphic Novel Effect

Comics in Photoshop

Give Your Photos a Retro Comic Book Effect

Create a Comic Book Effect Easy Tutorial

Sketch Effect in Photoshop

Photoshop Tutorial Comic Book Effect (No longer available)

Turn my photo to cartoon in seconds!

If you want to create comic book effects more easily, try this 1-click Photoshop actions. If you don't have Photoshop and want to turn your photo to cartoon, contact us and we'll do it for you for a 12$ price per photo.

Cartoonizer - Photo to Cartoon Photoshop Action

If you want fast results use a comic effect Photoshop action. Below you have a comic book effect Photoshop action pack that you can use for awesome results.

The comic book filter Photoshop tool allows you to make all the customization that you want. A comic book Photoshop plugin usually can be used for multiple images with the Batch option.

Comics Photoshop Action

The comic book Photoshop generator allows you to create comics in just a few easy steps. For only 7$ you get a Photoshop action to turn photo to comic book, plus 20 vector speech bubbles and 7 vector comic sound effects.

Comic Book Photoshop Generator

Try the comic book style Photoshop action and convert your photo to comic. Choose the comic filter listed above and create a ps comic effect. It’s quite easy to convert photo to comic book style.

If you download the comic action Photoshop and you will also get comics elements like speech bubbles, comic sounds and comic panel templates.

Convert Image to Vector Photoshop Action

Convert JPG to Vector Quick in Photoshop

Vectorize photo and create a cartoon effect quick and easy with this Photoshop plugin. The photo to vector effect looks really awesome and you can resize the PSD file without loosing quality.

Convert image to vector Photoshop action that you can use to make vector images from your pictures. Then, you can print the result at 300 dpi.

To make comic book effects you can either create your own halftone texture/dots texture or, you can download one of these pre-made halftone textures from PhotoshopSupply.

Halftone Pattern Photoshop

Download this free halftone texture pack

You can also check out this Line Art Photoshop action if you want to turn your photos into line drawing, ink sketch, black and white illustration, etc.

Comics Effect Online with MockoFun

If you don't have Photoshop you can use an online graphic design software like MockoFun to create similar photo effects like the ones listed in this blog post.

Posterize photo free online with MockoFun. Posterizing photos increases the drama in photos by decreasing the number of colors.

Posterize Image

Posterize Image

MockoFun Photo Effect Online: Posterize Image

Convert photo to comic in just a few easy steps. Our photo to comic app allows you to turn your photo to comic book art using filters and textures.

Photo to Comics

Photo to Comics

MockoFun Photo Effect Online: Photo to Comics

Photoshop Comics Effect Video Tutorials

Here is a list with photo to comic Photoshop video tutorials that you can try from scratch if you don’t want to use the automated Photoshop comic filter listed above. The collection includes lots of effects including the graphic novel effect Photoshop tutorial which is one of my favorites.

How to Make a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Pop Art Portrait in Photoshop

How to Make a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Comic Book Effect Poster Using Posterize in Photoshop

How to Make a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop

How to Make the Warhol Effect Poster in Photoshop

How to Make a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop

Photo to Line Art in Photoshop

How to Make a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop

How To Make a Vector Image In Photoshop

How to Make a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop

CONCLUSION: How to make a comic book in Photoshop?

So, how to make comics in Photoshop is not a one answer question. To sum up all the things you find out in this article:

  • Create a comic book look using filters and photo adjustments.
  • Create an adobe photoshop comic book effect using premade actions from sites like GraphicRiver.
  • If you have drawing skills, use the Pen Tool to trace your photo and to draw comics from scratch.
  • I'm really curious what Photoshop comics effect you like best! If you find another cool cartoon effect, please share it with us.

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9 comment(s) for "Photoshop Comics Effect Tutorials"

John
8:00 AM Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Yet another great comic book effect - Create an exciting comic out of photos and filter effects. This tutorial will teach you how turn a normal highway photo into an intense action scene.

http://photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/photo-manipulation/comic-book-effect/?singlepage=1 reply
Wendy
Wendy
10:16 AM Friday, May 16, 2014
Here is another interesting tutorial that you might want to add to your collection.

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will turn a photo into a cartoon. You can use this technique to create an avatar for yourself, to see what you???d look like as a cartoon or to have fun turning your friends and family into cartoons.

Cartoon Yourself in Photoshop reply
PSDDude
9:17 AM Thursday, June 16, 2016
Retro Comic Photoshop PSD Template

DOWNLOAD HERE reply
Sonia
Sonia
7:50 AM Thursday, February 8, 2018
Nice collection! Please add this tutorial on how to create a Comic Style Cartoon Effect in Photoshop ... looks great with the halftone border

https://slodive.com/photoshop/comic-cartoon-effects-tutorial-photoshop/ reply
Jacky
Jacky
2:50 AM Saturday, November 24, 2018
Why are you guys pushing those old tutorials to the top?
Your guys didn't have anymore new tutorials to post?
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PSDDude
2:54 AM Saturday, November 24, 2018
We are updating the tutorials and the collections of tutorials by updating the broken links, adding more information, improving SEO, things that are useful for us and for our readers. reply
johnny
johnny
1:06 PM Monday, April 29, 2019
nice collection but I think you've missed a really good tutorial, that I think is the best one ... check it out:
Obama Poster Photoshop Tutorial

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marvelGames
marvelGames
1:06 PM Monday, April 29, 2019
I am not sure what Obama has anything to do with comics but I like the image effect. reply
marvel infinity way
marvel infinity way
1:06 PM Monday, April 29, 2019
have used #7 on a marvel info graphic I recently worked on. Very nice effect. thanks for the links reply

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