Comic books and graphic novels combine two things every designer aspires to meld: real meaning and pure, unadulterated eye candy. Here we introduce 30 of the best ever tuts on using Photoshop to create stunning comic-book style art, along with 20 insane comic-book style effects.
20 Photoshop Tutorials From Envato Tuts+
Let's begin with tutorials from none other than our amazing instructors here at Envato Tuts+. From photo manipulations to fun comic text effects, dive into these incredible tutorials to learn more about comic styles and cartoon art.
- How to Create a Cartoon Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopJan Stverak07 Jun 2023
- Quick Tip: Create a Gold Cartoon Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer StylesJan Stverak06 Jun 2012
- How to Create a Pixel Art Portrait in Adobe PhotoshopRené Alejandro Hernández15 Jun 2016
- How to Create a Quick Sketch Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopRose26 Feb 2023
- How to Create a Sketch Effect Action in Adobe PhotoshopMarko Kožokar17 Apr 2023
- Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create an Easy Sketch Effect With ActionsMelody Nieves23 Sep 2016
- How to Draw, Ink and Colour a Cartoon Car in Adobe PhotoshopJames Butler21 Sep 2015
- How to Create a Pastel Painted Landscape in Adobe PhotoshopYulia Sokolova27 Mar 2015
- How to Create a Dark Batman Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le23 Jun 2015
- How to Create an Apocalypse-Inspired Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves29 Apr 2016
- How to Turn a Photo Into Comic Book Art in Adobe PhotoshopJohn Negoita10 Dec 2020
- How to Create a Comic-Book Ink Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopJan Stverak17 Aug 2018
- Create a Comic Character: Making a Character Sheet in Adobe IllustratorSara Berntsson25 May 2015
- How to Create Speech Bubbles and Comic Effects in Adobe IllustratorSara Berntsson04 Nov 2015
- Create a Comic: How to Plan and Lay Out Your ComicSara Berntsson17 Jul 2015
- How to Draw & Paint a Beautiful Mermaid in Adobe PhotoshopDaisy Ein05 Jul 2019
- How to Create a Cartoon Rainbow Text Effect in PhotoshopDaisy Ein05 Jul 2019
- How to Draw Disney AnimalsMonika Zagrobelna17 Sep 2018
- How to Draw Anime Heads and FacesMonika Zagrobelna08 Nov 2018
- How to Draw Cartoon EyesDaisy Ein05 Nov 2018
Unlimited Comic Styles & Comic Book Assets at Envato Elements
Do you need a library of comic book art styles? Take a look at Envato Elements, where you'll find thousands of creative assets and tons of fantastic comic book style effects for your design and illustration projects. Download the best comic shapes, actions and presets, premium fonts, royalty-free photos, and more!
11 Comic Style Photoshop Actions & Cartoon Filters
Let's throw some incredible Photoshop actions into the mix as well. You'll find different comic styles, from Sin City-inspired effects to amazing cel shading. Try out these actions curated from Envato Elements.
Instantly turn your photos into a cool comic book with this awesome Photoshop action. This action can work with any size image and includes a help file along with the download for more helpful information.
Comic Art Styles Effect (ATN, PAT, PSD)
Convert your original photos into creative comic book art styles with this fun Photoshop action. Included in this package are four unique Photoshop actions with a full user guide and easy-to-follow instructions. Get these comic book assets and comic shapes like speech bubbles, frames, and more!
Download and load this amazing Photoshop action to give your photos or artwork that fun comic book look! This action includes many different comic book styles to choose from and is best if completed in RGB Mode before converting to CMYK.
Pop Art & Comic Effect (ATN, GRD)
Get a beautiful pop art painting effect with this next Photoshop action. 100% editable, these files include color presets with halftone patterns. Auto-align your work for the perfect result and use it for posters or other graphics.
4 in 1 Comic Filters (ATN)
This next professional paint set includes Photoshop actions that will help turn your portraits into art. Use these filters and get those grainy comic shapes for your images that everyone loves. Create wonderful paintings, drawings and cartoons in just a few moments. Get four comic book assets that are 100% customizable
Colored Pencil Effect (ATN, ATR, PAT)
Transform your photos into a work of art with this fun pencil drawing Photoshop action. Get access to effects like the image below and so much more!
If you don't have the time to learn the technique of cel shading, consider giving this Photoshop action a try! With this Photoshop action, you simply drag a photo onto your document and play the action for a cool cel shading effect.
Comic Art Style Creator (PSD)
Have you ever wanted your own comic book? Well, now you can have it with this awesome Photoshop action. Perfect for Photoshop beginners, this package includes everything you need to create cool comic book images.
Looking for that professional retouched look? Download this awesome set of painting and comic-inspired Photoshop actions to transform your photos into a work of art. This set includes 12 professional Photoshop actions as well as fully detailed instructions.
Cel shading is not limited to the drawing elite! You can achieve the same awesome cel-shaded look just by downloading this Photoshop action. Simply open up your photo, play the action, and enjoy your new impressive design!
Strokes Photoshop Action (ATN)
Turn your photos into insane works of art with this stroke-based Photoshop action. It's creatively designed to fit the look of traditional art, so you can upgrade your photography with a new creative look that is sure to impress any viewer.
20 Top Tutorials From the Web
The next tutorials hail from all over the web. Learn how to create interesting and cool comic book images, with effects and more, using only Adobe Photoshop.
Unlimited Comic Book Style Text Effects at Envato Elements
Enhance your comic-style images with some comic text effects from Envato Elements. Check out our curated library for a variety of design assets for your creative projects. Access millions of files, unlimited downloads, simple commercial licensing, and cancellations at any time for a low monthly fee.
12 Comic Style Text Effects
Now for the goodies! Included in this selection are 10 amazing comic-book style Text Effects and Layer Styles taken from Envato Elements. Download these awesome assets to get access to these incredible effects.
Texts for Different Comic Styles (PSD, PDF)
This awesome package comes complete with ten different comic book style text effects. Apply them easily to your headlines and titles and customize them easily using the fully editable layers.
Epic Photoshop Text Effects (PSD, ASL, PDF)
Create amazing Photoshop text effects inspired by medieval and epic times. This epic text effect pack includes individual Photoshop files with everything you need to get started. Just use the text tool in Photoshop to edit this effect.
Texts for Comic Book Styles (PSD, ASL, PDF)
If you can't get enough of some of your favorite cartoon classics, then you're sure to love these amazing Photoshop styles. Included in this package are ten amazingly different styles that are perfect for your next comic book and so much more!
Pow, wham, and bam your way to the top with this fun Photoshop style! Its design is inspired by that classic comic book look, so download this amazing comic effect.
Create impressive designs with these gorgeous 3D text effects with a vintage comic art style. Inspired by the wonderful charm of old-school cartoons, these text effects are perfect for logos, titles, and so much more!
Try this high-impact Photoshop text effect. Its design is based on western movies and amazing video game effects, and you'll definitely want to check out what you can create with this effect.
Or grab this next pack of rusty and cinematic 3D Photoshop actions. Enjoy phenomenal 3D results inspired by natural earth textures.
Hologram Comic Art Style (PSD, PDF)
Need some great text effects? This premium-level Photoshop pack includes magnificent hologram layer styles that are super easy to use. The layer styles are 100% scalable and just take one click to use. Add it to your collection!
Comic Book Text Styles (EPS, AI)
If you're looking for that classic comic book look, then you'll love these vintage comic art style text effects. This package features 11 unique text effects and even includes vector splashes, speech bubbles, and explosions!
Vintage Comic Art Style Creator (ASL, PAT, PSD)
If the allure of retro design is more your style, check out this awesome vintage comic art style effect. Not only does this package include all the elements you need to create a classic design, but it also includes additional layer styles you can apply to text and more!
The Retro Comic Book Tool Kit (AI, EPS)
Roll up your sleeves and dive into everything comic-related with this amazing comic book tool kit. Among some of the incredible goodies in this package, you'll also find a bonus set of layer styles to amp up your text effects and bring your designs to a whole new level!
These vintage comic art style text effects are jam-packed with charming design. And you can get access to this incredible package by downloading this wonderful set of ten different Photoshop text effects. All backgrounds are included, as well as links to free font downloads.
If you’re looking for premium-quality Photoshop photo effects, then choose from our assortment of creative assets on Envato Elements. There are a number of comic book effects to choose from, so check them out!
Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Gonzalo Angulo. Gonzalo is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.