To make my illustrations more fitting to the vintage comic style I am adding paper and ink textures to the designs.
Here are the 3 textures I am using...
ADDING PAPER TEXTURES
I added the paper texture on top of my illustration and changed the layer to DIVIDE.
Here I changed the layer to COLOUR BURN - colour is more saturated in this style.
I tried MULTIPLY but the it didn't add enough texture for what I'm going for - I decided on on the first layer style (DIVIDE).
MOVING ON TO ADDING THE INK TEXTURES
added the first ink texture on top and set the layer to EXCLUSION - too grainy and is making the image too light.
Changed the layer to DIFFERENCE - I prefer this, keeps the image dark and appropriate for the horror theme.
I wanted more of a distressed look to the solid black sections so I added another texture to just those darker parts. To do this I selected all the black with the colour range option and created a layer mask with the selection.
i changed the layer to LIGHTEN COLOUR - made the black too light/dull
I switched the layer back to normal and just turned the opacity to 10% - this worked nicely on the darker sections but obviously did nothing to the solid black.
THE FINAL LAYERS & OPACITIES
I will be applying these qualities/properties to all of my illustrations & posters.
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A brand identity and advertising campaign for the film festival, Dead Good. A Manchester based horror festival with a young adult target group.