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    Create a Comic Art Style Photo Manipulation

    Post by maxim9691 on Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:52 pm

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    Create a Comic Art Style Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

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      RequirementsPhotoshop CSDifficultyIntermediateTime1-2 hours
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    Hereis a rather quick tutorial on how you can create a very nifty comic artstyle photo manipulation in Adobe Photoshop. We will show you all stepsyou need to know in order to create cool comic book styled art piecesout of your photographs!
    The unique style of comics is inmy opinion pretty amazing. The clear edges mixed with vibrantcolorizing or crisp contrast gives comic books its classic look. Inthis tutorial I will show you how you can use simple techniques inPhotoshop to create a similar effect with your photographs; withoutdrawing a single stroke of ink.Step 1

    In this tutorial we are going to use Ninja Assasin asin stock photo by arya-poenya-stock. So go ahead and download it if you want to follow along in this tutorial.Open up the photo in Photoshop.
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    Add a new Levels Adjustment Layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels).
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    Add a new Threshold Adjustment Layer (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Threshold).
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    Now to extract the ninja from the white background – Go to your Channels (Window > Channels). Click the Load Channel as Selection button. Then invert the selection.
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    Create a new Layer. Fill it with black, then right-click it and click Duplicate. Move it to a new document.
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    Createa white fill layer (Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color) andplace it in the bottom, then extend the width of the canvas a bit(Image > Canvas Size).
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    Select the Ninjalayer and use the Pecil Tool set to 1px and fill in the edge of thesword. It can also be helpful to use the Eraser Tool to round the edges.
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    Download some paper texture, you can do that over at CG Textures(free membership required) or use Google to find it somewhere else.Place the texture in your PSD-document. Use the Free Transform Tool tostretch the texture so that it covers the whole canvas. Place the layerbelow your ink.
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    Set the Opacity of the Paper Texturelayer to about 50%. Open up the paper texture on a new document. Adjustthe image’s curves (Image > Adjustments > Curves). Save the fileas a PSD-document.
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    Go back to your final composition document and activate the Ninja/inklayer. Go to Filter > Distort > Displace. Use the same settingsas we used below. When you click OK, a browser window will appear. Usethis browser window to navigate to the paper texture document. Thiswill use the paper texture to distort your ink.
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    Duplicate the Paper Texture layer, place it on top of everything. Set the Blending Mode of the layer to Screen and lower to Opacity to about 10%.
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Name the layer PT-Screen, duplicate it and name the duplicate PT-Vivid Light. Set the Blending Mode of PT-Vivid Light to Vivid Light (duh) and lower its Opacity to about 5%
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    Now download the Helena Cathedral 16 stock photo from Falln-Stock. Open it up in Photoshop (new document). Use Threshold to create the ink effect (Image > Adjustments > Threshold).
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    Repeat the steps 4-5 to extract the ink from its white background. Paste the ink in your final composition document (name it Cathedral).Step 14

    Usethe Free Transform Tool to adjust the perspective a bit so that it fitsthe image; it will not look perfect as the pictures are taken from 2different angles, but ignore that for now.
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    Repeat the Displace filter for the Cathedral layer, using the same paper texture as before (Ctrl + F).
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    Ctrl + Click the layer icon for the Ninjalayer to load a selection. Go to Select > Modify > Expand. Expandby 15 pixels, invert the selection (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + I). Activate theCathedral layer and click the Add New Layer Mask icon.
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    Clickthe Layer Mask icon, pick a black color and use a hard brush to fillthe face of the Ninja. Clean up eventual dots/noise that exist outsidethe ninja as well.
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    Double-click the Cathedral layer and apply Color Overlay, use a dark blue (#030612). Then lower the opacity of the layer a bit.
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    Adda Curves Adjustment Layer on the top of your layer stack (Layer >New Adjustment Layer > Curves). Use it to balance the contrast ofthe image. Doing this will remove some of the paper texture, so goahead and increase the opacity of the bottom Paper Texture layer. I also added a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer and set the contrast to 7.
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    StampVisible (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + Alt + E). Then go to Filter > Render> Lighting Effects. Pick a Omni Light type and medium settings.Focus the light on the ninja’s face.
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Clickok, then lower the opacity of the layer to about 15%. Now the lightfocus is set on the face of the ninja, pretty cool! For my finalcomposition I filled in the sword a bit, by using the pen tool with thestroke path command.Result


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    Re: Create a Comic Art Style Photo Manipulation

    Post by CKJ505 on Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:13 pm

    If I could do that I would give up my day job and go into marketing with an advertisement company. Cool step by step...but very long winded and confusing... [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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