Give your photos that ‘A Scanner Darkly’ look

Posted on February 1, 2007. Filed under: Adobe, Design, Photography |

Design ‘zine Adobe Illustrator Techniques shows you how to give your photos that cool graphic-novel look seen in the film A Scanner Darkly.

The technique combines heavy black lines with solid-color shapes, resulting in a kind of photo-realistic comic book effect. Needless to say, the process involves Illustrator, though I suspect you could use any drawing program that supports layers and painting. There’s quite a bit of work required–four to five hours, according to the author (who, incidentally, worked on the film)–but you can’t argue with the results. They’re incredible, far beyond what you can achieve with a filter alone.

+ [Adobe Illustrator Techniques via Photojojo]

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