Word-Balloon Tails in Photoshop
As promised, here’s a technique for drawing graceful word-balloon tails in Photoshop. It’s based on the same approach I shared yesterday. You may want to read yesterday’s post (below) because I’m going to use some of the same terms.
First, start with the Elliptical Marquee Tool.
Merge the two layers (Command E). Now, use the Magic Wand Tool to select the balloon shape. Once you’ve done so, go to Select -> Modify -> Contract… Choose a value such as 12 pixels (Higher for thicker lines; lower for thinner lines). And hit the Delete button once more.
You may wish to vary this slightly in the final step by setting the color to white and using the Paint Bucket Tool to fill the shape with color rather than knocking out the shape.
Either way, you’ve got a quick-and-easy word balloon in Photoshop.