What's more awesome than cosplay photos? Making cosplay photos look like trading cards or Manga covers! "woot woot" So here's my photoshopping tutorial on making a manga cover using a Photo I took at SakuraCon.
Start with a good cosplay picture.
Also start with a good Manga picture as a guide
From that Manga picture I stripped out the Title (Sailor V) and additional text, in this cause the author's name
I layered a blurred version of the title to give it some depth
Now cropping out the cosplayer and resizing for this project.
Adding a colourful background. A lot of manga covers might just have some colourful but not extremely busy background so to not distract you from the focus character.
For the SailorV covers I noticed the artist liked using lots of action lines to draw towards the super hero. So I'm adding some here.
Adding the white bubbles, I also noticed the artist likes to do that with a lot of her manga series.
Adding more emphasis with the action lines drawing focus to the center.
The colouring of the cosplay was a little dark, lighting up the colours so match the background feel.
Adding in the words
Generated the cropping lines by aligning the original manga picture with the words.