How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Learn how to create an Andy Warhol pop art photo effect in Adobe Photoshop using filters and color gradients.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions
The Andy Warhol effect is a part of thePop Art Warhol Effect Photoshop Actionfrom my portfolio onThemeKeeper Market.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Tutorial Assets

For this tutorial, you only need a stock photo to create the Warhol effect.

1.Add the Stock Image

Create a newdocument in Photoshop. Add the image that you want to turn into a pop art effect.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

2. Use the Pen Tool to Draw a Contour Shape

Step 1

Use the Pen Tool to trace the contour of the woman. Make sure you have the Paths option selected.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Step 2

Add anchor points around the area that you want to cut. For this effect, the cutout doesn’t have to be perfect.

Click on the screen to add a point. While the mouse button is pressed down, drag to create a curved path.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

3.Make a Selection From a Path in Photoshop

Pick the Path Selection Tool and right click on the selection. Choose Make Selection from the menu.

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4.Remove the Background in Photoshop

Press Control-J to make a copy of the selection in a new layer. Call this layer Woman Image. You can now remove the original layer.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

5.Use the Threshold Adjustment Layer

Step 1

PressControl-J to duplicate theWoman Image layer.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Step 2

Hide theWoman Image Copy layer for the moment.

Add a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer for theWoman Image. Right click on the adjustment and choose Create Clipping Mask.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Step 3

Add aThresholdadjustment layer for theWoman Image. Right click on the adjustment and chooseCreate Clipping Mask.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Step 4

Add aStrokelayer style for theWoman Image. Use the color #000000 for the border.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

6.Use the Photocopy Filter

Step 1

Make theWoman Image Copy layer visible again.

Set the Foreground color to #000000 and the Background color to #ffffff.

Go to Filter > Sketch and apply the Photocopy filter to theWoman Image Copylayer.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Step 2

Set the blend mode of theWoman Image Copylayer to Multiply.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Step 3

Add a Levels adjustment layer for theWoman Image Copy. Right click on the adjustment and chooseCreate Clipping Mask.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

7.Create the Warhol Effect

Step 1

Select all the layers. Right click on the layers and choose Convert to Smart Object. Change the name of the smart object to Warhol Effect.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Step 2

Add a Gradient Mapadjustment layer for theWarhol Effect layer. Right click on the adjustment and chooseCreate Clipping Mask.

The colors for the Gradient Map are #1a72ea and #ffc119, but you can choose any colors you like.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

8.Add a Background Layer

Add a new layer and move it below theWarhol Effectlayer. Fill the layer with the color #000000. Add a Color Overlaylayer style with the color #f048e6.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

9.Create a Pop Art Poster

Step 1

Press Shift-Control-Alt-E to make a copy of all the visible layers merged. Name this layerPop Art Poster.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Step 2

Press Control-T to resize the image to 50%. Change the Reference Point Location as shown in the preview.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Step 3

Press Control-J to duplicate thePop Art Poster layer threetimes.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Step 4

Move the layers as shown in the preview image to create a poster.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Step 5

To change the color of the image, add a Hue/Saturation adjustment for each copy layer. Set the color tones that you like.

Right click on the adjustment and chooseCreate Clipping Mask;that way, the color change affects only the layer below.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

Congratulations, You’re Done!

In this tutorial, you learned how to create a Warhol Pop Art poster in Photoshop from scratch using only filters and adjustment layers.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions

For quick and easy results, you can check out thePop Art Warhol Effect Photoshop Action, which will help you create Warhol posters with different sizes and effects.

How to Create Pop Art Photo Effects With Photoshop Actions