Cre­ate a fan­tas­tic pop-art ef­fect on your por­trait pho­tos

“Give a photo a comic-book look with Pho­to­shop El­e­ments 2018”

Windows Help & Advice - - CONTENTS - Your guide Ian Even­den says…

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 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.

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