Photoshop Pop Art Tutorial
If you are keen on taking a pop art painting from photography and turning it into a digital image, then this article is for you! It will walk you through using Photoshop to transform a photograph into an original pop art design.
What is Pop Art?
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. It typically uses bright colors, often with exaggerated or ironic shapes, to communicate a message. Pop art is often associated with the New York School of artists, who pioneered the movement.
The History of Pop Art
Pop Art is an art movement that emerged in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Its artists used bright colors, simple shapes, and often whimsical subject matter to create striking and often ironic images. Pop Art is often associated with the New York School of artists, including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg.
The Elements of Pop Art
This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create pop art using the Elements toolkit. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to produce colorful and striking images that are sure to impress.
First, start by importing your image into Photoshop. You can use any photo you want; just make sure it’s large enough to use as a background. Once it’s imported, select the canvas size that best suits your needs and begin creating your pop art masterpiece!
We’ll be using the Ellipse Tool to draw circles and rectangles. This is a simple way to add shape or color to your composition. With these easy steps, you can create an amazing pop art image you can use as a desktop background!
The Process of Creating a Lichtenstein
In this Photoshop pop art tutorial, we will be creating a Lichtenstein-inspired piece using the popular brush tool and some basic Photoshop skills. We will be using a variety of shapes and colors to create our pop art masterpiece. So let’s get started!
Step 1: Begin by creating a new document in Photoshop and setting your canvas size to 800x600px.
Step 2: Select the Brush Tool (B) and set the Mode to Normal.
Step 3: Start by painting a light blue background on the canvas. Be sure to use a light touch so that the background doesn’t become too washed out.
Step 4: Next, use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to select all of the blue backgrounds, then press Ctrl+J to join them together as one layer.
Step 5: Use the Gradient Tool (G) to add a gradient fill of black to the top of the layer. Be sure to drag your cursor over each anchor point until you have created the desired gradient effect.
Step 6: Next, use the Elliptical Marquee Tool (L) to select just the black area that you just added and set it as a layer mask.
Step 7: Use the Brush Tool (B) to paint a white stroke on top of the blue gradient layer, then lower the opacity of the layer to 50%.
Step 8: After you have created your desired effect, simply duplicate that layer and use the Gradient Tool (G) to add a color tint (black with a red-orange tint) over it.Set as many layers as you want until you have your final result! I used three different gradients in this painting.
Step 9: To finish this tutorial, simply go to Layer>Layer Style>Gradient Overlay.
Step 10: The result looks like this. I like it!