Comic Book Style Posters with AKVIS Neon

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Tutorial: AKVIS Neon

Neon Comic Book Style Poster


With AKVIS Neon you can not only make glow effects, but also transform your photos into comic book style drawings.

Example 1 - Original Image Example 1 - Result

Example 2 - Original Image Example 2 - Result

Example 3 - Original Image Example 3 - Result

Example 4 - Original Image Example 4 - Result


Let's see how to create such amazing images.

For this effect we need an image editor to apply various settings of the Neon plugin to different layers and change a blend mode to mix results.

Original Image Result
Original Image Result

  • Step 1. Open a photo in your image editor and create a copy of the base layer (in Photoshop choose: Layer -> Duplicate Layer).

    Original Photo
    Original Photo
  • Step 2. Call the AKVIS Neon plugin for the top layer. Adjust the effect parameters. To achieve the drawing effect activate both Inversion check-boxes - dark lines will appear along the contours, and this will give an image a desired look.

    AKVIS Neon Parameters
    AKVIS Neon
  • Step 3. Start processing and apply the result .

    Color Drawing, Top Layer
    Color Drawing, Top Layer
  • Step 4. Switch to the lower background layer and use the Artistic -> Cutout filter with parameters 3/5/1 to simplify color areas.

    Cutout Filter
    Cutout Filter
  • Step 5. Use the AKVIS Neon plugin to slightly blur the contours and add a glow effect.

    AKVIS Neon
    AKVIS Neon
  • Step 6. Apply the result .

    Glow Poster, Background Layer
    Glow Poster, Background Layer
  • Step 7. Change the blend mode of the top layer to Darken, and the poster is ready!

    Neon Comic Book Style Poster
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Effect Parameters — Effect Parameters
   — Tools — Tools
   — Canvas — Canvas
   — Frame — Frame
   — Text — Text
   — Presets — Presets
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
Examples Examples
   — Magical Deer — Magical Deer
   — Illusion: Psychedelic Portrait — Illusion: Psychedelic Portrait
   — Christmas & New Year Card — Christmas & New Year Card
   — Neon Comic Book Style Poster — Neon Comic Book Style Poster
   — Neon Gallery — Neon Gallery


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