i use the circle tool and manually add the arrow with freehand
and depending on the tone i increase the outline thickness
I use ComicLife and mostly Blambot fonts, though I might invest in some version of Illustrator in the not too distant future.
The pen tool and vector shapes in Photoshop. Give's me a lot of freedom. I do freehand a bit if I need a special shape that the tools cannot provide.
I don't use apps, they seem to shopped and soulless. here's an example of how I do it for my book. the bubbles are blank on purpose but I started out with the text and colored in the space around it then moved the bubbles accordingly to flow with the page as best as possible. I try to give the dialogue as much symmetry as possible spanning over the entire page, binding the panels together further and making it all one big picture. then of course I trace a line around the shapes when I'm doing the final linework. give it a try!
I might suggest Affinity Designer- from what I can see it's basically Illustrator, at a more affordable price(one time payment of $40). The subscription version of Illustrator is $50 a month(yikes!) unless you can get an older version.
I use Clip Studio Paint's bubble tool.It's easy to manage and edit. It can make simple shapes and custom shapes as well. Its auto color fill part is also really handy. I love it.
I'm still using my old copy of Manga Studio 5 (which I think is now Clip Studio or something?) so I just use their word balloon tool. I started out with the ellipse balloon, then switched to the curve balloon for a while but went back to the ellipse one because the curve balloons were looking too messy. Maybe one day I'll try to make them myself but it just saves so much time...
Shape tool + 2 pixel stroke. I'm simple lol.
I use select for the circle part and just draw the lines on it tbh.
I draw them myself lol. It looks weird having clean bubbles with how my comics look, somehow.
yea I just draw mine by hands. it's better that way, I have control over it better that way and it looks more natural. but if you are just really bad at doing it then, use remade bubble.
I'm a basic boy, I didn't like Krita's text tool.
Former Krita User here.
I don't like it either. I've always wanted the dev team to improve it.
I use the balloon tool from CSP. Not the best, but works for me.
My font is Wild Words Roman, got it for free in a very old forum a long time ago
Photoshop custom shapes