Get the Comic Book Photo Effect with PicMonkey

Get the Comic Book Photo Effect with PicMonkey
July 26, 2017 PicMonkey

From the ashes of the ordinary, PicMonkey’s new Comic Heroes theme rose to glory. For eons, scientists have sought the true source of Comic Heroes’ abilities. Was it a bug bite? Radiation? Genes of an advanced humanoid species from a doomed alien planet? The origins of Comic Heroes are unknown, but its powers are anything but.

Graphic Novel

Manhattan skyline with PicMonkey's "Graphic Novel" effect from the new Comic Heroes theme.

For the mighty Graphic Novel effect, we rebuilt our posterize online tool to render color and skin tones as the human eye perceives them. The result is an effect that seamlessly transforms your reality into the two-dimensional worlds of graphic novels and animation. A more dramatic, black and white version of this comic book photo effect can be achieved with Sketch.

Comic Print

PicMonkey's "Comic Print" effect from the new Comic Heroes theme.

The dazzling Comic Print is an effect with a Lichtenstein-inspired penchant for recreating images in the Ben-Day dots of yesteryear. No longer are you limited to feeble webcam comic effects. You can adjust the size, strength, and opacity of these iconic dots, and they’ll look amazing.

Collage swatches

Collage swatches for PicMonkey's new Comic Heroes theme.

No hero’s journey is complete without panels. With Comic Heroes’ Collage swatches, anyone can channel its awesome powers to create stories, blog images, jokes, learning materials, cards, and anything imaginable in the comic book style. You’ll find these under Swatches in Collage. Just choose Comic Heroes from the drop-down menu.

Comic Heroes fonts

New typefaces and collage swatches in PicMonkey's new Comic Heroes theme.

Every hero needs a sidekick, or in Comic Heroes’ case, six sidekick fonts: Franchise, Badaboom, Komika Text, Smash, and Smash Open. You’ll find these Typeface Titans at the bottom of the theme’s menu, as well as in the Text tab, hiding in plain sight with the civilian fonts.

Comic Heroes Graphics

New graphics in PicMonkey's Comic Heroes theme.

But don’t just stop at fonts. Comic Heroes has an arsenal of graphics at your disposal. The BOOMs and ZAPs boom and zap like no BOOMs or ZAPs have boomed or zapped before. With dozens of speech balloons, narration boxes, hero shields, and hero masks, Comic Heroes builds stories—whether it’s yours or your alter ego’s.

Make a comic collage

PicMonkey's new Comic Heroes theme.

Once you’ve built your story, tell it with panels—the definitive form of comic book storytelling. PicMonkey’s Collage tool lets you customize your story, panel by panel, page by page, chapter by chapter. It’s like your very own comic book generator.

And if you like what you’ve seen here, we think you’ll love our newest super sidekick: design templates. Our folder of designer-curated templates features cards, invitations, social posts, and much more. To bring a heroic touch to your Clark Kent day-to-day, may we recommend Kaboom?

While rumors from across the globe describe jaw-dropping photos and even more effects, the fantastic theme continues to baffle the greatest minds on planet Earth. What’s next in the Comic Heroes saga?

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This article was written by PicMonkey Staff, a multicellular organism of hive-minded sub-parts who just wanna get you the ideas and information you crave, so you can make powerful images that level up your business.