Summary:

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.


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•   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.

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Step #2: Crop Tool ~

Get the Crop Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (c) …

crop tool

… 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.

resolution

Also, lower the size to approximately 300 or 400 pixels high.

image size


Step #4: Lasso Around your Face ~

Use the Magnetic Lasso Tool.

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.