Create a fantastic pop-art effect on your portrait photos
“Give a photo a comic-book look with Photoshop Elements 2018”
The 1950s saw the rise of the pop art movement in the UK and US, with hard outlines and blocks of colour as a reaction against the detailed, realistic portraiture of the past.
Pop art saw art reimagined with common, mass-produced objects and popular styles such as comicbook panels incorporated into it, but also saw those objects removed from their contexts, displayed without backgrounds and often repeated. The artworks could also be mechanically produced, echoing the production lines of the post-war factory boom.
Creating art on a PC seems true to the pop art philosophy, so here we’ll show you how to give a portrait a comic-like, pop treatment, using Photoshop Elements (download the free trial at https://adobe.ly/2Eh3YNv). We’re going to combine the app’s layers with its filters, and blend the whole lot together into one.
Colours Press [D] to make the colours here the default black and white. To switch the foreground colour press [X]. Tool options Turn your selection tool in to the Selection Brush or Magic Wand here.