Debaser for Photoshop

Comic Color Fills
for Photoshop

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 34 reviews

Developed in collaboration with designer, illustrator, and low-brow comic fetishist Ryan Besch, Debaser authentically re-creates the low-fi aesthetic of vintage comic book printing from the comfort of your digital studio.

Based on authentic pre-digital color formulas and line screen angles used during the Golden, Silver, Bronze and Dark Ages of comic book publishing, we've built a huge package of ready-to-use pattern swatches, actions and textures complete with a streamlined process for applying them to your work. 

Join us on a journey back to when brush and ink ruled the studio; digital publishing was but a sweaty fantasy and everyone smoked like it was a cure for cancer.


What's Included

  • A 125 color pattern library based on pre-digital color formulas and print-production specifications. Lightly distressed for authentic results.
  • 13 x archival paper and stain texture PSD's in classic comic book format (6 5/8" x 10 1/8") @2X resolution (3969px x 6073px).
  • 10 x distressing actions for roughening your keyline art.
  • 14 x coloring shortcut actions to quickly perform common tasks such as adding new color layers and layer masks.
  • 3 x reference color charts for the Golden, Silver/Bronze, and Dark ages of comic book publishing.
  • 1 x installation guide.
  • 1 x comprehensive written tutorial detailing every step of the process along with tricks and tips for authentically re-creating the low-fi aesthetic of vintage comic book printing.
  • 1 x paper texture cheat sheet.

What You'll Dig

  • Import and mask pre-mixed comic color fills straight into your work.
  • Roughens and distresses your keyline art with control over ink color, distressing scale, and texture intensity.
  • Non-destructive - keeps your original artwork intact.
  • Become an expert vintage colorist with detailed process tutorials included.
  • Easily switch color swatches and edit dot scale with simple one click editing.
  • Color your artwork with a choice of streamlined and manual processes that replicate traditional production methods for super-authentic results. 
  • Built with archival textures and paper samples from vintage comics, graphic novels, pulp fiction books and ephemera.



PHOTOSHOP: CS6 or higher (Desktop Only)

PROCREATE: Version 5 or higher (iPad only).

For Experienced To Expert Users

Perfect for regular Photoshop users with a good working knowledge of the app's core features and user interface. 

Compare Debaser & KraftTone


Fast comic coloring with minimal customization via a pattern library-based process. X-Large download size and moderate setup required.

  • For experienced to expert users.
  • Pattern library-based process for faster, out-of-the-box coloring.
  • Produces up to 124 colors.
  • Available for Photoshop, Procreate
  • Dot screen formulas only.
  • Not suitable for screenprinting.
  • Colors are not customizable.
  • Download Size: 6gb.


Highly customizable, brush-based process for maximum authenticity. Medium download size and minimal setup required.

  • For Novice to Expert Users.
  • Brush-based process that closely replicates traditional processes.
  • Produces up to 374 colors.
  • Dot and line screen color formulas.
  • Available for Photoshop, Procreate, Clip Studio + Affinity.
  • Pre-separated, ready for screenprinting. 
  • Designed for complete customization, including distressing, ink, stain, and registration effects. 
  • Download Size: 1.2gb

KraftTone allows for complete control over your effects since each color formula is created from scratch rather than importing pre-composited pattern fills. You can add as much or as little distressing as you like, add stains with one tap and create your own registration errors. It's also very easy to export separations for screenprinting.

Debaser by contrast, has fewer customization options but with distressing and print effects built into each pre-mixed pattern, the colors create an authentic aesthetic with little to no further adjustment necessary.

What Debaser lacks in customization, it makes up for in speed. There is a learning curve to begin with, but once you've mastered the process, it's a little faster to use than KraftTone, especially if you like to change colors on a whim. In Photoshop especially, colors can be changed in seconds, and Procreate is not far behind.

In conclusion, both KraftTone and Debaser have their advantages and it largely comes down to what you are trying to achieve with your work. Many artists use both packs interchangeably depending on the level of customization or speed required and if you can only afford one or the other, you really won't be disappointed either way.

Commercial License

Individuals, freelancers, creative agencies, and organizations with less than 250 million USD in annual revenue. 

The number of users allowed is equal to the number of users chosen at the time of purchase on the product page. This is displayed on your receipt as the product quantity.

Each user can install or use the Graphic Assets on up to two devices for use by the same user (e.g. a desktop at the studio and a laptop or iPad for home or travel). 


✔  Print and digital publishing projects including comics, book covers, magazines, editorial illustrations and picture books.

✔  Music packaging in physical and digital formats.

✔  Social media content for personal, company and client use.

✔  Branding, logos, stationery, posters and signage.

✔  Creation of digital stock illustration & photography for sale including NFT's.

✔  Art projects and personal work.

✔  Physical end products offered for sale such as homewares, apparel, product packaging, art-prints, greeting-cards, posters, etc (up to 250,000 units).

✔  Video advertising (up to 500,000 lifetime views).

✔  Use in broadcast, film and streaming content (up to 500,000 lifetime views).

✔  Print and outdoor advertising (local & national campaigns).

✔  Desktop, web, mobile, and video game applications (single app).


(!)  Use by organizations or subsidiaries thereof with annual revenue of more than $250 million USD.

(!)  Global or international print advertising campaigns.

(!)  Embedding in create-on-demand or design-it-yourself software or services (individuals selling finished artwork or products for sale on print-on-demand sites OK).

(!)  Any use over the limits described in the Allowed Uses section above.



✘  Sub-licensing, resale, sharing, transfer or redistribution either for free or payment.

✘  Installation into apps other than the app the Graphic Assets are designed for.

✘  Distribution via any physical or internet-connected storage device, cloud service or file-sharing website either for free or payment.

✘  Reverse-engineering and/or use of a True Grit product to create a similar product offered for free or for sale. 

The above is a summary of the key inclusions in our license. Additional terms and conditions apply. View the full User License Agreement here.

Dig It Or It's Free Guarantee

Try any product featuring the Dig It Or It's Free logo* and if you're not into it, it wasn't what you were expecting, didn't work with your system or simply isn't suited to the project you purchased it for, hit us up within 7 days for a refund.

*Value bundles not included. View full terms and conditions here.

Featured Artwork By Ryan Besch

Ryan Besch is a multi-talented designer, low-brow illustrator, and DIY merch maker from Buffalo, NY. Inspired by the taboo underbelly of the cultural landscape, Ryan's work features a cast of unseemly characters, from smoking hotdog-banana's and bird flipping condoms to sweaty gimp mask dungeon-masters and cigarette smoking foods.

Mostly working in pen, brush and ink, Ryan's illustration work reflects his love of  vintage comics and low-brow humor whilst his graphic design and poster work is a masterclass in textural witchcraft and screen-printed aesthetics.

With an impressive list of clients including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Kills, Phish, The Black Keys and Nitro Snowboards, Ryan still finds time to work on his self-published range of t-shirts, posters, stickers and pins under his brand Weird Sin Industries.

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Love this!! Please also bring it for clip studio, I adore these brushes!

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I've used KraftTone in Procreate and Debaser in Photoshop, both are the best!

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Really great tool, I use it on a lot of my artwork to create an organic, hand-drawn feel.

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Debaser for Photoshop

Works amazing, i really love the color palettes !:)

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Authentic feel

Adds an authentic and gritty feel quickly. Makes my workflow much easier and more fun! I find it adaptable to various styles and aesthetics, in other words, not only for comics ;)

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Comic Color Fills
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