[Tutorial] Making Speech Bubbles in Photoshop

In this short tutorial I’m trying to explain how to make dialog comic balloons in Photoshop. This is not a basic Photoshop tutorial, as you must be familiar with the pen tool and layers. Dialog balloons are usually already positioned when doing story board or your initial sketches.( It helps a lot from keeping your panel become overcrowded with balloons). If you are  sure about your balloon placements then you can ink them straight away. I think adding the balloons later on makes my comic look neater and I can always change the balloons afterwards.

I’m using a panel from a Work In Progres comic by Rick Pipito from Scrypt Comics.

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