Blur album cover if you know it. The process is relatively simple if you know your way around photoshop basics. You’ll need to familiarise yourself with the pen tool, but that is about all the skills you’ll need.I Stumbled upon this really good tutorial on how to make your own Warhol’esque portraits, similar to the
my portraits after the jump These pictures took maybe a hour to create each. I made the initial one (not shown here) in about 15 minutes however. The quality on these ones is better as I just took a bit more care, while learning a few tricks along the way. I do think that initial photo selection is important. The recommendation is not smiling, and facing towards the camera, oh and crop the photo before you start eh?
Maybe I need to change the skin tones, and possibly the shirt colours, but I was thinking to keep it similar to the original, no flash, photos.
You can find full instructions on how to create these pop art portraits in the link below. If you want to have a go, and need to brush up on how to use the pen in photoshop there is a more than complete pen tutorial here. If that is a little too much for you, you can find pretty much all you need in this one page article.
A quick overview: For these pop art portraits you will use the pen tool and just click around the area you want i.e. The face border. Once you have made your loop, still with the pen tool selected, right click to get the options and use the stroke path with a reasonably thin black brush. That’s the border done. Now create another layer. Right click again and choose fill path using the ink dropper to select an average colour. All done. Make sure the border layer is above the fill layer. Pretty straight forward.
I’d be keen to see your efforts posted here! Have fun.
linkage: pop art portraits