Comic-style images with Photoshop

Sun, 2011-09-11 15:35
Sunday
11. September 2011
A new method to transform photos into comic or line-art using the standard Photoshop blur filters.
I am always looking for ways to transform photos into this specific style - flat fields of color, surrounded by black lines. Here is a new one that uses Photoshop’s smart blur filter.
  • Open an image and duplicate the layer
  • Apply a smart blur filter to the lower layer - radius and threshold 100%, quality high, mode normal.
  • Apply a smart blur filter to the upper layer, same settings except for the mode, which should be “lines only”.
  • Invert the image to get black lines on a white canvas.
  • Set the layer mode of the upper level to multiply