Pip Cleaves
Senior Education Consultant at DLE

Make a Comic Book Cover with Photoshop

Technical Tutorial Published 5/19/15 Last updated on 8/15/18

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.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

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guy rowlingson

Posted on 1/24/19 12:01:56 PM Permalink

Hi Sean,

I am a teacher in Perth and I am introducing PS to my Year 4/5 students this year. It will be a slow scaffold and wanted to create something like your project in Term 2. We are going to produce a Fairy Tale Sequel novel where students will create follow-ons or something new about a fairy tale. Would this video be okay for these students? There will be mixed ability groups when using computers.



Sean Glumace

Posted on 1/25/19 4:09:23 AM Permalink


Please use away! I would just change out the images or have them create their own and use the steps. If you need any help please reach out!


Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/22/18 1:53:01 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing your work

Suzanne Dell'Orto

Posted on 7/10/17 4:43:38 PM Permalink

​Very engaging!

Sean Glumace

Posted on 6/10/18 9:34:28 PM Permalink

Laurie Boettcher

Posted on 2/12/17 7:22:43 PM Permalink

​Love this idea for all ages!

Sean Glumace

Posted on 6/10/18 9:36:06 PM Permalink

Victor Gonzalez

Posted on 3/29/16 5:19:24 AM Permalink

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

Sean Glumace

Posted on 5/29/16 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 11/4/15 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 5/29/16 8:53:28 PM Permalink


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


Rene Sanchez

Posted on 6/3/15 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 6/10/15 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 5/27/15 10:45:00 PM Permalink

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

Thanks Lorraine

Sean Glumace

Posted on 6/10/15 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 5/21/15 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 5/22/15 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 5/21/15 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 5/21/15 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 5/20/15 10:41:37 PM Permalink

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

Sean Glumace

Posted on 5/20/15 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 5/20/15 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