Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Create a retro-style comic Using an image from an ongoing project, Toby Leigh explains how he turns an initial sketch into a polished piece of art By Toby Leigh | on October 24, 2012 Share Share Promotion Discover incredible stock media at a very low cost from Storyblocks Loops High-quality music loops that are great for videos! View Music Add some music to your videos that won't be flagged. View Sound Effects Boom! Beep. Ping. Whoosh. Clink! Buzz. View Icons Add them to your website or brand your business. View Video Stock video clips for any project! View Photos Find the perfect stock photo for your project! View Vectors Tons of high-quality vectors for you to use. View 4K Thousands of high-quality 4K video clips. View After Effects Logo reveals, slideshows, effects, and more. View Motion Backgrounds Make your website pop with a video background. View < > Read next Interview: Artist Butcher Billy on creating those wildly popular, darkly funny horror novel covers based on 80s ballads 86 Best Photoshop tutorials 44 best Illustrator tutorials Design Trends 2018: 28 leading designers, creative directors & illustrators tell us what’s inspiring them for the year ahead These solid Easter eggs will delight both the child and artist in you Visual Trends 2018: This year’s must-know colour, design, branding & photography trends Comments Patrick Hochstenbach said: You can add the halftone effect selecting a <color>/white foreground background color and then fill an area with color (where <color> is your preferred color). With the area selected go to:Filter -> Filter Gallery ... -> Sketch -> Halltone Pattern. Bob said: I couldn't agree more with Best, it fell very short indeed. This seems more like a mini case study of sorts rather than how to actually achieve the effect especially the halftone, because anyone who has used Photoshop knows how well the halftone feature works.......NOT. Now if there were just a bit more detail involved with a more detailed step by step approach because call me crazy that's what a tutorial is. corvaxlorax said: I love the idea of this tutorial but feel like the execution of it falls incredibly short of being an actual tutorial for creating a retro style comic. The details of the piece are what make the comic feel retro -- the fake mis-alignment of the colors, for example, mimicking registration mistake -- are not actually explained or addressed, which makes this tutorial boil down to: draw some things then trace them... TAxi Porto Seguro said: Wow, nice tutorial, thanks!!