Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Comic style effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a comic style effect. You will need to use the quick mask tool and the poster edge filter for this tutorial. I will be using the comic style effect on an individual person in the image.

Comic style effect

Step 1

Open an image in Photoshop.

Step 2

Reset the colour palette by selecting ‘D’ key.
Select the brush tool with an appropriate size and hit the ‘Q’ key to enter quick mask mode. Paint the areas where you want to make a selection. In my case I have painted the woman in the image. If you make a mistake you can use the eraser tool.

Step 3

Exit the quick mask tool by selecting the ‘Q’ key. Then choose Select > Inverse and your image should look like below.

Step 4

Select Ctrl + J to copy the selection into a new layer. Then select Filter > Artistic > Poster Edges and add the following settings.

  • Edge thickness = 0
  • Edge intensity = 0
  • Posterization = 1

You should now have a Comic style effect


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