Creating a Graphic Novel

The author of the tutorial is Alan Ryan.

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to turn ordinary photos into eye-catching illustrations for a graphic novel or a comic book. First of all, you need to develop a creative concept and make a rough sketch. The visualization helps bring your imagination to reality. This method can be adapted for other purposes as well.

For our demonstration, we will use a photo of the figure of a military pilot and the image of the interior of the aircraft. A toy figure can easily be adapted to almost any environment by changing its position, which will allow you to create a series of drawings.

The tutorial was created using AKVIS Chameleon and AKVIS Sketch plug-ins and the AliveColors graphic editor.


Proceed as follows to convert a photo into a comic thumbnail:


We've created a solid foundation for a graphic novel. You can add speech bubbles and resize the images in any graphics editor.


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