How to Create a Comic in Photoshop Elements - dummies

How to Create a Comic in Photoshop Elements

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

The Comic filter in Photoshop Elements takes your image and creates an effect that mimics a hand-drawn comic book illustration. In the Comic filter dialog box, you can choose from four presets:

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  • Comic: The default setting creates a basic comic book illustrative effect.

  • Grayscale: Like comic, but converts all colors to grayscale.

  • Sunny Day: Makes a high contrast, vivid effect.

  • Old Print: Creates a more desaturated, old-newspaper effect.

Then using the sliders, you can adjust the default settings for the Color and Outline areas of the filtered image:

  • Soften: Creates rounder or rougher areas of colors.

  • Shades: A higher value adds more tonal levels.

  • Steepness: A higher value makes the colored areas more defined and contrasty.

  • Vibrance: Brightens the overall color of the image.

  • Thickness: Affects the thickness and blackness of the outlined strokes.

  • Smoothness: Fine-tunes your edges and enhances the overall filter effect.