Not all of us are blessed with the artistic genius of a Lichtenstein or an Andy Warhol. However, now thanks to the wonderful world of Photoshop and other post-processing softwares, you can also be a pop art maestro and create fantastic half tone shading. Listed below are some of the best video tutorials, that tell you how to recreate your photos into extraordinary 20th-century art.
Andy Warhol Style Pop Art [Photoshop CS5]
Photoshop aficionado and Youtube user TastyTuts does a fab job creating Pop Art styled images in Adobe Photoshop CS5. The tutorial is quite detailed and he works with an image of Lady Gaga, which is always a good thing.
Make Popart Photos Using Adobe Photoshop
Another Photoshop tutorial which takes a different albeit easy approach. The end style is quite funky and you can replicate it in minutes.
Gimp Tutorial: Pop Art
Prefer working with Gimp instead of Photoshop? Then the tutorial below is perfect for you and you can also make use of the shortcut keys below:
ctrl+m = Merge all visible layers
[ = brush decrease size
] = brush increase size
p = paintbrush tool
shift+e = eraser tool
o = eye-dropper/colour picker tool
Create Roy Lichtenstein Style Pop Art
Prefer the artwork of Roy Lichtenstein over Andy Warhol? Then check out the tutorial below, which uses Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5.
Halftone Effects in Photoshop
For the uninitiated, halftone effects are similar to work by Lichtenstein and both colorful and dramatic. The tutorial below is a great guide to the effects and also gives a brief history lesson.