Pop Art in Photoshop
● Pop Art is one of the major art movements of the twentieth century. It uses themes from advertising, comic books & other popular culture.
✓ Rulers ✓ Hue/Saturation✓ Layer Thumnails
• This tutorial is part of Portrait Project.
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Step #1: Open your Picture in PhotoShop ~
✗ Open a picture of yourself in Photoshop.
Step #2: Crop Tool ~
✗ Get the Crop Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (c) …
✗ … and crop your Photo. You only need your head and shoulders remaining in the image.
Step #3: Image Size ~
✗ Then go to: Image > Image Size …
✗ … and set the resolution to 72 pixels per inch.
✗ Also, lower the size to approximately 300 or 400 pixels high.
Step #4: Lasso Around your Face ~
✗ Use the Magnetic Lasso Tool.
✗ Begin to trace around your head and shoulders.
Step #5: Create a New Layer ~
✗ Go to: Select > Inverse
✗ Delete the background …
Step #6: Threshold ~
✗ Select the duplicate layer and go to: Image > Adjustments > Threshold …
✗ … and adjust the Thresold to half black and 1/2 white.
Step #7: Make a New Layer & Fill with Color ~
✗ Make a new layer BELOW your other layers …
✗ … click on the Colors pallette and select two bright colors you like.
✗ Fill the new layer with color using the Paint Bucket or hit Alt (⌥)+Backspace
Step #8: Cmd(⌘)+Click the Layer Thumbnail ~
✗ Cmd(⌘)+Click the little Thumbnail picture.
✗ Delete around your head so it shows through.
Step #9: Combine Layers & Adjust Colors ~
✗ Go to: Layers > Merge Visible or hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+Shift(⇧)+E to combine your layers.
✗ Go to: Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and adjust to your liking.
Step #10: Rulers ~
✗ Go to: View > Rulers or hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+R …
✗ Click the Move Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (v) …
✗ … grab the very edge of the ruler and drag …
✗ … divide your composition into 4 equal parts using the rulers.
Step #11: Four New Layers ~
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+T and squeze the image to fit in the corner.
✗ Hit Enter when done.
✗ Right-Click on the layer and duplicate it.
✗ Drag the duplicate layer to another corner.
✗ Repeat 2 more times.
Step #12: Adjust the Colors of the Layers ~
✗ Go to: Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation …
✗ … change each layer so they look different.
Last Step: Save the file as YOUR NAME! so we know who's it is!
✗ Go to: File > Save for Web … and save it as a .jpg
✗ Save it as a .jpg approximately 500 pixels wide
✗ Save the file as YOUR NAME! so we know whose it is.