Plano Learns: Comic Creation in Adobe Photoshop

Take your artistic skills up a notch with Plano Public Library by learning to color your comics in Adobe Photoshop.

On August 12, 2020 we hosted Adobe Photoshop: Comic Creation (Intermediate), a virtual workshop taught by library staff. In this blog post, you will find the recording of this workshop along with additional learning resources to help you master Photoshop and hone your artistic skills.

Follow along with our Photoshop coloring demonstration to take your work to the next level. Interested in a career in comics? Gain industry insight to go from prewriting to publication.



Additional Library Resources

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Comprehensive database providing detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of hobby enthusiasts.

Requires a Plano Public Library card

Explore the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center with our Getting Started blog post. This database includes an extensive selection of step-by-step instructions for drawing and sketching any number of topics.


Lynda.com

Provides online training courses that cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications). See our Polish Your Skills with Lynda blog posts, with recorded video tutorial by our staff, to understand how Lynda works.

Requires a Plano Public Library card

In Lynda.com, searching for Photoshop related content produces thousands of results. Select your skill level (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and narrow your search with subjects such as photography and drawing. Here are some courses we suggest:

Drawing and Painting in Photoshop – The Great Training by Daniel Lieske, released 7/2/2015. Beginner-level course introducing Photoshop’s many tools and tricks.


Photoshop: Coloring Comic Book Characters by Ben Bishop, released 4/7/2016. Examines techniques for coloring comics.


Library Reads

Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere by Hillary Chute

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures by Jessica Abel

The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics by Mark Chiarello

Animation STEAM Kit | includes a Huion light pad and books on animation


Browse our full collection in the Plano Public Library catalog. Place items for the whole family on hold for porch pick-up.

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