Something’s Off, But I Don’t Know What

I was working on a thumbnail for an upcoming gallery today. I’m not great at Photoshop, but I can do simple edits. I agonized over the text and speech bubble in this image for sooooo long, picking the right font, the right weight, the right spacing, etc etc. I used Photoshop’s default speech bubble shape, so I had to make the text fit inside and look good and eye-catching:

I knew something was off, but I didn’t know what. Then my friend Nina, a professional comics penciler, shared some speech bubble tips with me and taught me a neat Photoshop trick. With her help, I was able to make this!

It ain’t perfect, but it’s better than what it was! Learn something new every day~


3 thoughts on “Something’s Off, But I Don’t Know What”

    1. Ah! I should have put that in the post. It was: add a layer beneath the text and over the BG image, put a stroke on the layer, then draw the bubble in white with the brush (the stroke will automatically surround your brush strokes). I didn’t know PS could do stuff like that!

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