How to create a comic book background in Illustrator with plugins from Astute Graphics

How to create a comic book background in Illustrator with plugins from Astute Graphics

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In the following steps, you will learn how to create a comic book text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We will be showing you how to create a halftone pattern and a pop art background!

For the pop art background using SubScribe:

➡️ Use the Circle by Points Tool to draw your circle to the size of the artboard

➡️ Select the Perpendicular Line Tool from the tool bar and drag out a path from your circle

➡️ Press A to repeat it along the segment, then A again to circle the whole path

➡️ Press R to randomise the Positioning

➡️ Increase the stroke width and change the width profile to make it a wedge

➡️ Change the blending mode to overlay and decrease the opacity to 50%

For the halftone using Phantasm:

➡️ Draw another circle

➡️ Give it a radial gradient

➡️ Open the Phantasm panel and select Halftones

➡️ Increase the DPI size to make bigger halftones and change the output colour

➡️ Change the blending mode to overlay and you’re done!

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