Following the success of the Artifex Forge’s Retro Comic Book Tool Kit for Illustrator it felt only fair to offer Photoshop users a similar opportunity. Therefore, I am proud to present the Vintage Comic Creator with its fantastically extensive selection of layer styles, patterns, shapes and overlays, designed specifically to help you easily and quickly create vintage comic book themed designs.
Check out the TUTORIAL VIDEO, you’ll be pleased to see how simple it is to use!
All of the textures in the previews were sampled from genuine vintage comic books, giving the designs that real-life feel. These effects are perfect for vintage fair posters, comic book convention materials, retro party flyers, cards, invites and loads more.
How it works
To use, simply place text, your own images and/or the comic book vector shapes into one of the overlay PSDs and then apply the one click styles as desired.
Praise for the pack
“This pack is PHENOMENAL. I’ve been using it for the past few days and am definitely a super fan. Thanks for putting it together!”
“I absolutely love this pack. It’s exactly what I needed to help me create my products with a point of difference. You nailed it!”
So, what exactly is included?
- The Styles:
Using real ink and halftone textures these are supplied in 30 varieties so you can apply the styles to text, bitmap and vector images with simply one click. The effects used in the styles can easily be independently scaled and edited after application.
- The Overlays:
These are the distressed texture that you see in the previews. There are two different designs both measuring 2320 x 1544 pixels in size. Each PSD contains three layers of texture, which can be turned on and off as needed.
- The Repeat Patterns:
You get all of the patterns that were used in the styles so you can use them separately for greater flexibility. Here are the sizes:
Colored Ink patterns – 3000 x 3000 px, Halftone Patterns – 3000 x 3000 px, Black Ink Pattern – 2000 x 2000 px.
- The Custom Vector Shapes:
Speech bubbles, flashes, explosions, clouds and more! Use these to build your design. Because they are in vector format, they can be scaled infinitely.
- Example Files:
I’ve included the first four preview images as PSDs for your reference. All are layered and easily editable.
A very thorough guide on how to load, apply and then edit the effects is supplied. Please read carefully all the way through as it provides all the information you might need on how to load and use these effects.
Please note! This is compatible with Photoshop CS5, CS6 and CC only.