How to Create Comic Book Art – Photo Effect in Photoshop

In this photoshop photo effects tutorial, i will show you how to create comic book art in photoshop using native filters.

Comic Book Art Effect Tutorial :

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How to create comic book art effect in Photoshop.

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Duplicate layer & name cartoon effect.

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Adjust shadows/Highlights.

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Apply Poster Edges, it’s basically going to make your edges black.

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keep edge thickness:0, edge intensity:1 & posterization:6.

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now apply Cutout filter.

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use Levels: 8, Simplicity: 0 and Fidelity: 1.

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Now adjust sharpening and luminance noise reduction in camera raw.

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Now add reduce noise filter, it reduce appearance of noise without sacrificing image detail.

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Keep strength: 10 with remove JPEG Artifact.

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again apply poster edges.

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keep edge thickness:0, edge intensity:0 & posterization:6.

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Add sharpen.

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Then head to Filter – Stylize – Diffuse.

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Change the Diffuse mode to Anisotropic, it gives image that cool brushed appearance.

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Now apply smart sharpen.

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keep amount:300%, radius:2px, reduce noise: 1% & remove: gaussian blur.

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Again open layer in camera raw and adjust sharpening & luminance noise reduction.

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Again Reduce Noise.

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Keep strength: 10, details:30, sharpen:20% without remove JPEG Artifact.

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Apply Diffuse again.

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We finished cartoon effect.

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Change cartoon layer blending to multiply.

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Duplicate cartoon layer and change name to color halftone.

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apply color halftone with radius of 5px.

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change blending to screen or lighten and reduce opacity to 50%.

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now apply plastic wrap.

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Keep Strength: 4, Detail: 10 & smoothness: 15.

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Now duplicate cartoon layer again and move it to top.

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apply plastic wrap to the layer.

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Keep Strength: 3, Detail: 15 & smoothness: 15.

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change layer blending to normal.

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apply poster edges.

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Add film grain.

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Reduce layer opacity to 60%.

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Select Surface Blur from Blur menu.

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adjust the values to around 50px Radius and 15 Threshold.

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finally we need to eliminate worst of artifacts.

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Add facet, it eliminates artifacts & smoothes out image.

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That’s it. We’re done.

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I created comic book art photoshop action.

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Download action from link below and simply click on play button.

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With just one-click you can add the effect to photos.

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I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.

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