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Create pop art prints from your photos! (Part 2)

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
September 7, 2014

If you’re a pop art fan and the instantly recognisable work of Andy Warhol, you’ll love this tutorial!

Continuing on from yesterday, here’s the second and final part of our pop art print tutorial!

Apply Note Paper filter

Go to Filter>Artistic>Note Paper. Enter 26, 7 and 0 for values of Image Balance, Graininess and Relief. Hit OK. Go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation and drag the Saturation slider all the way to the left.

Add a Levels adjustment layer

Create a Levels adjustment layer by clicking the Adjustment Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette. Slide the black arrow to the right until the value is 162. Create a new layer.

Begin to add colour

With the Pen tool, trace the shape of the hair. Double-click the path, change it from Path1 to ‘Hair’. Select a bright colour tom swatches as your Foreground. Right-click the path and select Fill Path. Change the layer’s blend mode to Multiply.

Colour each area

Repeat step 10 for each main area. Use different colours for each area and set the blend mode of sac to Multiply. Contrast ad vary the colours as much as possible. Leave the Background (area around the subject) layer in Normal blend mode.

Create a grid

Create a new layer and fill it with black. Go to Select>All and then Edit>Copy Merged, then Paste. Place guides to divide the image into nine equal squares. Resize the image into the upper-left square by hitting Cmd/Ctrl+T.

Duplicate and fill the grid

Cmd/Ctrl+J duplicates the selected layer. To duplicate multiple layers, select the ones to copy either by holding down Shift or Cmd/Ctrl-clicking them. Hold down the Alt key and drag the mouse on the document window. Fill the grid.

Go wild with colour

Give each panel a layer style with a black stroke. One way to differentiate the colours for each square is to merely adjust the Hue/Saturation. Another is to add a Gradient Map adjustment layer and adjusting the blend mode and opacity.