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:
Select the command Effects –> AKVIS –> Chameleon – Grab Fragment in the main menu of the editor. A message appears that indicates that the fragment has been saved.
Select the command Effects -> AKVIS -> Chameleon - Make Collage. AKVIS Chameleon plugin will launch. The Before tab displays the background image and the picture of the pilot above it.
Note that although the photo of the pilot is much larger than the background photo, both images are scaled to fit the program window.
You can edit drawn marks using the Eraser Tool .
When clicking the button , the plugin closes and the collage appears in AliveColors.
Note: You can convert the collage into a comics using the Comics style in AKVIS ArtWork.
If you wish, you can change the effect settings.
We've created a solid foundation for a graphic novel. You can add speech bubbles and resize the images in any graphics editor.