Create Pop art Effect in Photoshop

If you’re looking for pop art, don’t ignore the legendary “Roy Lichtenstein”. He was an acclaimed American artist during the 1960s, and created a brand new style of art known today by the title of Pop Art. The most famous of his creations are “Drowning Girl”, “Look Mickey”, “Whaam”, and there are a myriad of others.

In this guide I’ll teach you how you can create an old-fashioned pop art effects by using Photoshop. In this tutorial, we’ll attempt to replicate an effect that resembles the Roy Lichtenstein style to some degree. We’ll make filters, adjustments as well as colors, in order to duplicate this look.

Step 1: Start the sample Image

You can open a picture to recreate pop art. This tutorial is based on an image of Scarlett Johansson image for this instructional video, but you are free to utilize your own photo. Open the File menu > Open and then open the image.

Step 2: Fill In The Background

Make use of your pen tool (P) to remove the background. You can then make another layer under it using CTRL + Shift + N. This layer is filled with blue hue. The first step is to set the background color to blue. Then hit the keys ALT + BACKSPACE to fill in the layer.

Step 3: Desaturate the Image

Click on the Layer menu, New Adjustment Layer Saturation/Hue and then reduce your image by sliding down the slider. The Saturation slider towards the left. Make sure you use the layer in conjunction with a clipping Mask in order to not interfere with the background layer which is already which is colored blue.

Step 4 – Remove Details

Create the Threshold adjustment layer, and then set the Threshold level up to 140. Additionally, you should try to get rid of all of the detail by making this adjustment, but be sure you leave enough space for you to see the major regions.

In addition, I lowered the opaqueness for Threshold to 50 Percent.

Step 5 – Design Halftone Designs

Convert the image in the Smart Object Right click on the image, and select “Convert into Smart Objects”. Click on filter > blur > Gaussian Blur and then type in the amount of Radius up to 0.6px.

In order to create a halftone design for the photo, we’ll make use of an application called filter gallery. Click on the Filter tab, then choose filter Gallery and select Halftone Pattern. halftone Pattern.

Adjust the size to 2.Contrast to 29 and the pattern type is Dot..

This is the halftone pattern. Remember that if the effect of halftones too sharp, then you should add Gaussian Blur to correct it.

Step 6: Start Coloring the Image

We’ll now colorize the picture. Set the blending setting for Scarlett layer Scarlett layer. Then, set it to multiply.

You can now retrieve the selection for the Scarlett by pressing the CTRL key, and then clicking on the thumbnail of the layer. When the selection is active, create a layer under the Scarlett layer using CTRL + Shift + N and then drag the layer beneath the Scarlett layer by using the Move tool. As long as the selection is in motion, you can fill the layer with white and label it as “white layer”.

Create a layer on top of the layer of white and the newly-created layer onto the white layer. Create the lip selection lips with Pen Tool (P). pen tool (P), and later fill the area using red or an extremely round brush that has red coloring to highlight the lips. Give this layer a meaningful name as I colored the lips, I called this layer “lips”..

Make a second layer, and then use it as a cutting mask. Paint the face using a fresh layer using a hard-rounded brush and a color that is similar to any facial. The selection of lips to be sure you do not paint over the lips.

Then paint the hair with the yellow hue:

Then, finish your coloring by painting the dress and the earrings.

The time is almost up!

In the end, I even added spoken words! Here’s the method to recreate the pop art style which was influenced by Roy Lichtenstein

This is the end result:

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