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Debaser for Photoshop

Low-fi Comic Coloring Kit
for Photoshop

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.

Here's what you get:

  • 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.


Key Features:

  • Pro-built in collaboration with Designer & Low-Brow Illustrator Ryan Besch.
  • Faithfully reproduces the aesthetic of pre-digital comic book printing based on real color formulas and line screen angles used between the late-1930's to early-1990's.
  • 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.


    • Adobe Photoshop CS6 and up.
    • Included actions run in English only.
    • Drawing tablet - Wacom or similar recommended.
    • 9.5gb available storage space.




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      About 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.










        Debaser for Photoshop

        Low-fi Comic Coloring Kit
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        License info

        Photoshop Photoshop
        Version Version
        PSD File PSD File
        Action Set Action Set
        Patterns Patterns
        Also available for Procreate
        Important System Requirements
        Recommended for experienced Photoshop users.

        SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop CS6 or higher.
        HARDWARE: 2.4ghz processor or higher.
        TABLET: Wacom or similar recommended.
        MEMORY: 8gb RAM or higher. (16+ recommended).
        LANGUAGE: Included actions run in English only.
        DOWNLOAD SIZE: 9gb split into 6 parts.