Posterize Portrait - Learn Filters in Photoshop
● Many of the images you use could benifit from the Posterize Filter.
✓ Magnetic Lasso Tool✓ Add and Subtract from a Selection ✓ Poster Edges Filter✓ Levels
• This tutorial is part of the Renaissance Poster Project.
Other People's Work:
Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Open your Project in PhotoShop ~
✗ Pick a LARGE image on your collage …
Remember: The Rubric for this project says:
● "Focal Point of Composition is dominant over the objects and shapes in background."
● "Viewer’s eye directed toward central focus of the composition."
● "It’s obvious what the viewer is supposed to notice first."
✗ … OR find another image from your artist that can serve as a focal point for your collage.
✗ "Focal Point" means " the center of attention.
✗ Whatever image you choose for the center of attention in your collage, you may need to cut around your character.
✗ If you haven't feathered the image yet, get the Lasso Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (L) …
✗ … and trace around the image (if necessary).
✗ To Add (or take away from) your image, on the Menu Bar, you can set Add to Selection or Subtract from Selection.
✗ Outline the area that you want to add.
✗ Or if you want to subtract from the selection …
✗ Circle the area you want to remove.
Step #2: Poster Edges Filter ~
✗ Go to: Filter > Artistic > Poster Edges.
Step #3: Contrast ~
✗ Try going to: Image > Adjustments > Brightness & Contrast and change the Brightness Value and the Contrast until you get something you like.
Step #4: Levels ~
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+L or go to: Image > Adjustments > Levels and try different settings to get a good contrast of color.
Step #5: Cut Out Filter ~
✗ Now we will do an artistic cut out effect to give it that cartoon look. Go to Filter > Artistic > Cut Out. Try different settings on both layers.
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✗ Go to: File > Save for Web … and save it as a .jpg
✗ Make your image approximately 500 pixels wide.