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Comic Effect Tutorial by ArchaicAgonistiV Comic Effect Tutorial by ArchaicAgonistiV
For an almost Tim Bradstreet effect in Photoshop.

Use Gaussain Blur. Depending on the size of the image, you will use different blur strengths. I generally use 3 or 4 for most photos. The larger the picture, the more strength. It doesn't need to be rediculously blurred, just enough so that the picture is still recognizeable but blurry.
Then go to Edit>Fade Gaussian Blur. Keep it at 100% but change it's mode to "Darken".
That usually give you a pretty good effect, but if you're looking to take it a step further,
Goto Filter>Artistic>;Poster Edges.
Put Posterization pretty high up, and the other two pretty low. Screw with the intensity and thickness until it's looking right.
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RabidIga Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Brilliant :) much better than what I was using
BarralesEmmanuel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Thank you very much for presenting this tutorial. I have created great graphic designs in my studies thanks to your tutorial.
CieCheesemeister Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I just started working on a Photoshop comic a few months ago and now I use these techniques all the time. I found some other tricky stuff but this is the easiest, and I like the results the best. Thanks!
hafaball Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
very cool, was looking for this for awhile. I learned how to do it, but then forgot. Thanks! :)
ulkichiffer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
jejje, gracias estuvo genial el efecto...
PimplyPete Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Wow, thanks for the tut, I was wondering how to make comic effect with pics.

Thanks again - Pete
cartmaneric Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
this can be achieved with one filter and playing around with its parameters.
In my opinion not a very good comic book look either
ovais1432 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
thnaks man grt result man
ShockwaveMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
You've been featured on PSDTutes in case you're wondering where all the views are coming from!


Thanks for the tute!!
YetiGirl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!!!! good tutorial....easy to do and easy to understand!!! a fav for me dear!!!
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