How To Make Pop Art Using Photoshop

This blog post will show you how to make pop art using Photoshop. You’ll learn how to use the filter options and layer styles to create a unique and eye-catching design.

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Introduction to Pop Art

Pop Art is a art movement that began in the 1950s and 1960s that was characterized by the use of everyday objects and images in art. Pop Art was a reaction to the Abstract Expressionism movement that preceded it, and artists associated with Pop Art sought to challenge the traditional notion of what art could be. They did this by incorporating elements from popular culture such as advertising, comic books, and magazines into their work.

While there are many different ways to create Pop Art, one of the most popular methods is to use Photoshop. Photoshop offers a wide variety of tools and effects that can be used to create Pop Art images that are both realistic and fun. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a Pop Art image using Photoshop.

What You’ll Need

In order to create a Pop Art portrait using Photoshop, you’ll need the following things:

-A graphic design program such as Photoshop
-A picture of your subject matter (a person, animal, object, etc.)
-A solid colored background (preferably one that contrasts with your subject matter)
-Printer paper
-Cardstock
-Scissors or a cutting knife
-Tape or glue

Once you have all of those things, you’re ready to get started!

Step One: Choose an Image

Choosing the right image is essential to making a successful pop art piece. The image should be one that is simple and timeless, like a portrait or still life. It should also have strong lines and bright colors. Once you have chosen your image, open it in Photoshop.

Step Two: Duplicate the Background Layer

In Photoshop, open the image you want to turn into pop art. Then, duplicate the Background layer by going to Layer > Duplicate Layer. A dialogue box will appear; simply click “OK.” This action creates a new layer called “Background copy” that houses an identical version of your original image.

Step Three: Apply the Poster Edges Filter

Now that your image is in bitmap mode, you can apply the Poster Edges filter. To do this, go to Filter > Sketch > Poster Edges. A dialog box will appear. The default settings are usually fine, but feel free to play around with the options until you get a look that you like. When you’re happy with the results, click OK.

Step Four: Apply the Cutout Filter

Now it’s time to start applying some of the classic pop art filters to your image. The first filter we’re going to use is the Cut Out Filter. This filter is going to give our image that unique, blocky look that is so associated with pop art.

To apply the Cut Out Filter, go to Filter > Artistic > Cut Out. In the dialog box that appears, you’ll want to set the Number of Levels to 8 and the Edge Simplicity to 1. You can experiment with these settings to see what works best for your image, but 8 and 1 are a good starting point.

Once you’ve applied the Cut Out Filter, your image should have a much more pronounced pop art look.

Step Five: Create a New Layer

Now that you have your subject in place, it’s time to create a new layer. You will do this by clicking on the “Create a New Layer” icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. A new layer will appear above the Background layer.

Step Six: Paint Over the White Areas

Now it’s time to start painting over the white areas of your image. You can use any color you like, but try to stay true to the colors in the original image. For this example, we’ll be using a bright pink.

Begin by creating a new layer on top of your background layer. Then use a brush tool to paint over the white areas of your image. Make sure that your brush is set to a fairly large size so that you can cover the areas quickly.

Once you’ve covered all of the white areas, go ahead and change the blending mode of your new layer to “Multiply.” This will help blend your colors together more seamlessly.

Step Seven: Add a Halftone Pattern

To add a halftone pattern to your image, go to the Filter menu and choose Pixelate > Color Halftone. In the dialog box that appears, drag the sliders to change the size of the dots and the number of colors. You can also click on the preview image to see how your changes will affect the final image. When you’re happy with the results, click OK.

Step Eight: Apply a Texture

textures can add a lot of interest to a piece of pop art, and they’re easy to apply in Photoshop. To start, open the texture file in Photoshop. Then, select the layer with your artwork and click on “Add Layer Mask” in the Layers panel. This will create a mask that you can use to control where the texture is applied.

Next, position the texture layer over your artwork. Then, use a soft black brush to paint over the areas where you want the texture to show through. As you brush, the texture will be applied to your artwork. You can experiment with different opacities and brush sizes to get the perfect effect.

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