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Creating Pop Art

Filed under: Effects — Fiery Darts @ 10:17 pm


Creating Pop Art

We’ll create a popart design using an image of the singer shown below.

Create girl selection using lasso tool press Ctrl+Shift+I to inverse the selection. Press delete to remove the outer area. Now duplicate the girl layer twice.

Select top laye. From image menu select adjustments>>threshold.

Apply settings as shown.

Since the t-shirt of the girl is white color we can’t see much effect in t-shirt area. For that we’ll remove the t-shiet area from this layer and apply threshold again on the layer below. Create selection of the girl’s body using lasso tool.

Press delete to remove t-shirt area.

Select the second layer from top. From image select adjustments>>threshold. Apply settings as shown.
Fill the background with yellow color.
Hide the girl layers. Draw tile shape using custom shapes.
Duplicate thihs layer many times. Scale and rotate randomly.
Unhide the girl layers.
Fill the tile layers with different colors.
Play arround with the layer modes of the different tile layers to get an interesting background effect.


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19 Comments »

  1. I like it, good job

    Comment by abby — February 21, 2006 @ 2:20 am

  2. You should’ve done a slight gaussian blur on the tresholded picture of the girl, to make it look less pixely

    Comment by rik — February 21, 2006 @ 7:05 am

  3. Finally!
    Something that intrest me.
    And a good tutorial.
    You tell us the right technics you show just how it has to be. And it’s also good for people who are begining PhotoShop’ers. Not that i am a beginner but evrybody ever has been a beginner. I mean I know what I could and what tutorial I could and what that I like (etc.) and this is certainly something like this tutorial.

    Very Nice Work!
    This deserves an applause.
    Well done.

    Comment by ViniMan — February 21, 2006 @ 12:31 pm

  4. Cool but that pic showing not antialiased.. :(

    Comment by GnX — February 21, 2006 @ 12:50 pm

  5. great tutorial nice creativity man keep it up

    Comment by Amr — February 21, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

  6. very nice and simple turorial

    Comment by lbc — February 21, 2006 @ 8:08 pm

  7. i cant get the tile to appear behind my picture, it appears on top, what do i do? i hid the layer but i dont undestand why it keeps doing this

    Comment by jaz — February 23, 2006 @ 3:39 pm

  8. @Jaz
    Rearranging the layers in the correct order might fix the problem. Do this by dragging a layer to a new position. Layers work like the thing you made as a kid probably, using a shoebox. Top layer in the layer menu is the top layer on screen.

    Comment by Dick van der Velde — February 24, 2006 @ 9:16 am

  9. Hi,

    Nice, very nice, but I have been trying to inverse and delete the pic, so that I just get the girl without the background..but somehow it doesn’t work well with me :( :(..I don’t know why…any suggestions for me please?

    thnx alot

    Comment by Butterfly — February 26, 2006 @ 6:06 am

  10. same as the prev person. i cant seem to remove the background ):

    Comment by etched — February 27, 2006 @ 3:37 am

  11. i cant get that shape “tile”

    anyone know where i could get it?

    Comment by bboy_trixsta — February 27, 2006 @ 9:05 pm

  12. i need help!=(

    Comment by Melanie — March 2, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

  13. I’m having the same problem as above. My dots keep coming up on top of the picture. I’ve rearranged the layers every which way (except the right one, I guess). Any clues?

    Comment by Jenn — March 3, 2006 @ 1:39 pm

  14. when you put the tiles in the background.. how do you rotate the tiles to go in different directions??

    Comment by Merrijoy — March 5, 2006 @ 2:27 pm

  15. Select tiles layer. Press Ctrl+T and take ur mouse to the corner of the bounding box. u’ll see a roatating shape pointer. Rotate in a direction of ur choice.

    Comment by kory — March 12, 2006 @ 3:32 pm

  16. for those of u who cant delete the background just use polygon lasso tool make small selection lines to complete the selection outside the singer. or u can use any other cutout method of ur choice.

    for those who cant seem to move the tiles back of the singer. Press F7 to open layer window. select tiles layer and move it below the singer. as simple as that.

    Comment by kory — March 12, 2006 @ 3:35 pm

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  18. whoever did this, this is amazing. however you weren’t very specfic on the part “rotate randomly” you didn’t explain how to make it bigger and whatnot. it gets confusing.

    Comment by kd — July 31, 2006 @ 9:31 pm

  19. dat pic is phat! ! !
    i made one of me boyfriend n it looks fckin class m8! !

    Comment by rhia — September 17, 2006 @ 7:40 am

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