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Pop Art Effect in Photoshop

Pop Art Photo Effect

In this Photoshop Effect Tutorial, we will turn a portrait into a Pop Art Style photo. It is a fun tutorial in which you can convert any image into a late 1960s Pop Art Effect in Photoshop. Pop Art Effect colors make a photo stand out which makes it look more attractive.

We will use some filters, adjustment layers, and photoshop tools to create Pop Art Effect in Photoshop.

Pop Art Effect in Photoshop

Select a Cool Portrait for creating the Pop Art Effect, and then follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1

Open an image in Photoshop as a new document.

Open an image as new document
Step 2

Click on the Quick Selection Tool and make a selection of the model image.

Make selection of the main subject

Now click on Add Vector Mask button in the Layers Panel to add a Layer Mask.

Add a Layer Mask

Click on the Select and Mask button in the Options Bar to refine the selection.

Pop Art Effect in Photoshop
Refined Selection
Step 3

Create a new layer below the original layer (Layer 0) and name it as Background Layer. Fill the Background Layer with White color. You can also fill it with any color of your choice.

Create a Background Layer
Step 4

Now select the original layer (Layer 0) and click on Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer. From the options list, select Black & White Adjustment Layer.

Select Black and White Adjustment Layer
Pop Art Effect in Photoshop
Step 5

Select all the three layers and Convert to Smart Object.

Step 6

Select Black as Foreground Color and go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Halftone Pattern. Select Pattern Type as Dot, reduce the Contrast to 0, and then set the Size of the Dot.

Halftone Pattern

Click OK to apply the Halftone Pattern Filter.

Apply Halftone Pattern
Step 7

Go to Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen.

Apply Smart Sharpen Filter

Click OK to apply the Smart Sharpen Filter.

Now change the blending mode to Linear Burn.

Change Blending Mode to Linear Burn
Step 8

Now create a new layer below the current layer and pick a foreground color. Using the Paint Bucket Tool fill the new layer with the selected foreground color.

Pop Art Effect in Photoshop
Step 9

Now select the Paint Brush Tool and change the Foreground Color. Then start painting over different areas of the model.

Pop Art Effect in Photoshop
Pop Art Effect in Photoshop

This is the fun way of creating Pop Art Effect in Photoshop.

Practice this Pop Art Photoshop Tutorial and create your own Pop Art Portrait.

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