Comic Book Style Design - Page 1
       by William Beachy | Go Media  |  17 February 2007

We have often been asked the process by which we create our illustrated flyers and posters. I will try to give you a clear tutorial on how we create our illustrations and turn them into flyers or posters. Our end product will be this flyer which was created for our recent Go Media Inc. art show:

Before I go into an insane amount of details I want to give you a quick snap-shot of the process:

  1. Draw with Pencil on Paper
  2. Ink your penciled artwork
  3. Scan your artwork at 300 dpi
  4. Create a second copy of the artwork at 150 dpi
  5. Create a “color” layer just under the artwork (set your artwork layer to “multiply”)
  6. Color your artwork
  7. Delete the artwork layer, and return the color layer to 300dpi
  8. Open the original 300dpi artwork and paste it above the color layer
  9. Flatten the image and save it
  10. Import the image into your design software
  11. Add text and graphics
  12. Export the final design

The following sections will take through the above steps. Hopefully by the end of this tutorial you have a good idea of how to create your own comic book style.

Onwards to the next page!


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