The Glory of Instant Alpha

The Glory of Instant Alpha

(Original post from April 10, 2014 on

Have you ever wanted to create a photo so epic you felt like you should be in the next Super Hero movie? Or is that just me? Yesterday I saw a picture and was like, “Dang, wouldn’t that have been a great shot if I were holding Thor’s hammer and there was a killer background?” And then I remembered that I work with plasq, and we are the creators of the best photo comic software out there.

So I made this photo simply because I could… And I also wanted to show y’all how to work the magic that is Instant Alpha and image layering. The best part is you can do this on iOS too!

cool examples.comiclife-3

Take a look at this comic for the breakdown of steps to get from the original photo to the comicified image! If you don’t have Comic Life 3 you can download today from

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