Pip Cleaves
Senior Education Consultant at DLE

Make a Comic Book Cover with Photoshop

Technical Tutorial Published May 19, 2015 Last updated on Jun 8, 2017

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s your own comic book cover! In this beginner-level session, designer and educator Sean Glumace will teach you how to make a professional-looking comic book cover using Adobe Photoshop, the world’s most advanced digital imaging software.

Session recording will be posted below.

CC License
5 / 5 • 14 Ratings

Materials (4)

or Join for free to access materials

Comments (17)

Write a reply...
or Join for free to view all comments and participate in the discussion.

Suzanne Dell'Orto

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 4:43:38 PM Permalink

​Very engaging!

Laurie Boettcher

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 7:22:43 PM Permalink

​Love this idea for all ages!

Victor Gonzalez

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 5:19:24 AM Permalink

Great resource for language teachers. I will definitely use it in my lessons!

Sean Glumace

Posted on May 29, 2016 8:54:01 PM Permalink


Glad it will help you out. If you have any questions or need help please reach out at anytime.


Margarita Coyle

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 1:48:27 AM Permalink

I loved, I didn't follow your tutorial but I did some very similar.

I'd like to show you.


Sean Glumace

Posted on May 29, 2016 8:53:28 PM Permalink


Glad it helped! If you have any questions please contact me at anytime.


Rene Sanchez

Posted on Jun 3, 2015 9:17:37 AM Permalink

Loved it!! Especially since I'm an avid comic reader and collector!! Thanks for the awesome vid!!

Sean Glumace

Posted on Jun 10, 2015 4:46:31 PM Permalink

Glad you enjoyed it! If you have any questions or need help please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Lorraine Dobson

Posted on May 27, 2015 10:45:00 PM Permalink

Can't wait to try this looks very do-able

Thanks Lorraine

Sean Glumace

Posted on Jun 10, 2015 4:47:25 PM Permalink


Thanks for the comment. Once you try it out please come back and tell me how it went!


sandy harty

Posted on May 21, 2015 9:02:26 PM Permalink

I look forward to having my students try this assignment. I learned a lot about stroke and grouping. It's always great to learn something new in Photoshop. Thanks.

Sean Glumace

Posted on May 22, 2015 11:30:36 PM Permalink

Sandy, glad you enjoyed it. I like to introduce the layer effects early on with students so they start to think about how they can use them to add depth, and have the ability to come back and edit while designing. Grouping is also something I try to get into the students heads early on, or at least naming layers. I have had projects turned in with a 100 layers, none of them labeled. It can become a big mess. If you have any questions please contact me at anytime!

Sean Glumace

Posted on May 21, 2015 7:19:27 PM Permalink

Angie and Joshua, no problem I am always glad to help, and talk comics! If you did not make it to my afternoon session on comic book production it's now up as well at

joshua jenkins

Posted on May 21, 2015 12:24:36 AM Permalink

Thank you, again Sean for taking time out of your day to Educate me on the typography that is used in comic books. The experience was great, and I will defiantly be coming back to the Education exchange for more of it.

For a first time user I would rate this 10/10.

Angie Ritenour

Posted on May 20, 2015 10:41:37 PM Permalink

Thanks for posting this Sean. I can't wait to try this with my students!

Sean Glumace

Posted on May 20, 2015 5:36:16 PM Permalink


Thanks! Glad to hear you will be using it in your class. If you ever need anything please contact me, and I look forward to seeing your students work.Looks like I'm already following you on twitter as well!!


Anthony Gagliano

Posted on May 20, 2015 4:04:39 PM Permalink

This is amazing and so are you Sean! I can't wait to work on this with my students. So many avenues for research too! I'm going to make a Superhero poster using my lil' Yorkie Phoebe as a Puppy-Superhero to show my kids what is possible. I'll send it your way via Twitter after it's complete:-) My Twitter handle is FooFighter@imwtheband