Changing Ways

A graphic novel series by Justin Randall

Changing Ways book 2 behind the scenes part 8


Sound effects (SFX) are a big favourite of mine and wherever possible I try to make sure they look part of the artwork. Part of the moment. An addition that doesn’t distract but instead compliments the mood of a frame.

I do this in Photoshop with a hard edge brush (1% Spacing) in whatever colour works best with the scene. The layer mode for this is usually screen or overlay, depending on the desired impact.

Once a page is close to complete and the artwork is flattened, I’ll always keep the SFX on a separate layer so it can be easily moved if it’s placements clashes with any voice bubbles or important art content.

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