So a friend online asked how to do sound effect lettering through whatsapp after seing one of my old comic pages. I figure it would be easier to explain in a video
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.
Just to share how I make my comics, not industry standar though 😀
Just a simple basic application of the pen tool and text tool, I’m using Photoshop CS3, i dunno about lower versions..apparently i t won’t work on ver 7.0.
From the corners of my hard drive an unpublished article on how draw stick figures
This small tutorial was done for a contest on deviantart. Didn’t win but I share it here since this is a simple trick that can be done in Photoshop. (warning large and long image)