hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
over a year ago I did a tutorial showing
how to make this pop art portrait of
Lady gaga based on the iconic silk
screens of celebrities and other famous
people by Andy Warhol due to its
popularity I'll show you how to make
another one using techniques that are
quicker and simpler choose a photo of
someone you'd like to make into a
portrait if it's in color desaturate it
by pressing ctrl shift you on a pc or
command shift you on a Mac make sure
it's cropped so it just shows the
subjects head and the top of the
shoulders we need to make sure that its
size and resolution will be the most
effective for the filters we'll be using
so go to image and image size click on
the chain-link to lock its aspect ratio
this will keep its proportions intact
type in 500 pixels for the width and 72
pixels per inch then click OK to fit it
back onto your screen press ctrl or
command 0 to make its darkest areas
black and the lightest areas white
invoke Auto tone by pressing ctrl or
command shift l we need to make a
selection around the subject to separate
it from its background there are many
ways to do this and I covered them in
many of my tutorials for this example
I'll use the pencil tool make the size
10 pixels and the hardness a hundred
percent if your foreground and
background colors aren't black and white
respectively press D on your keyboard
click the quick mask button so we can
draw a quick mask draw loosely around
the head and shoulders and make sure
there are no openings in your quick mask
open your paint bucket tool and click
down anywhere inside
quickmask press q to change the quick
mask into a selection and press ctrl or
command + delete to fill it with white
which is your background color to delete
the selection press ctrl or command D
make a copy of your image by pressing
ctrl or command + J go to filter and
filter gallery open the sketch folder
and click halftone pattern make the size
1 the contrast 40 and a pattern type dot
depending on the characteristics of your
photo you may want to adjust the
contrast amount there should be a good
balance of shadow and highlight with
just enough mid tones as halftone dots
click OK to accept it go to filter
sharpen and smart sharpen make the
amount 500% the radius 1 pixel keep the
reduced noise to 0% and remove Gaussian
blur then click OK
we now have a crisp black-and-white
halftone dot partridge
change the blend mode to multiply go to
the new layer icon and ctrl-click it on
a PC or command click it on a Mac to
make a new layer below the active layer
will fill the empty layer with a color
by clicking on your foreground color to
open the color picker pick a color you
like for your background I'll pick a
dark turquoise then press Enter or
press alt or option + delete to fill it
with the color we'll do the skin next
click on the foreground color box for
this example I'll type in f7c eb7 open
your pencil tool by pressing B on your
keyboard to increase its size press the
right bracket key now painting areas of
the skin on your subject don't be
now with the colors of other areas of
the face and neck like the eyes lips
clothing or jewelry we'll paint them in
over the skin if you want to paint back
in a color press eye on your keyboard to
open the eyedropper tool click on the
color press B again to open your pencil
tool and paint over those areas to paint
in white for the eyes and jewelry I'll
invert the foreground and background
colors by pressing X on my keyboard now
I have white as my foreground color to
decrease the size of your pencil press
the left bracket key I'll paint over the
eyes earrings and necklace and then pick
different colors for the lips and
eyeshadow have fun transforming photos
of someone you know into pop art
portraits this is Marty from Blue
thanks for watching
Hi, this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Over a year ago, I did a tutorial showing how to make this pop art
portrait of Lady Gaga based on the iconic, silkscreens
of celebrities and other famous people by Andy Warhol.
Due to its popularity, I'll show you how to make another one
using techniques that are quicker and simpler.
Choose a photo of someone
you'd like to make into a portrait. If it's in color,
desaturate it by pressing Ctrl + Shift + U
on a PC or Comd + Shift + U
on a Mac. Make sure it's cropped, so it
just shows the subject's head
and the top on the shoulders. We need to
make sure that its size and resolution
will be the most effective for the
filters we'll be using.
So, go to "Image"...and "Image Size".
Click on the chainlink to lock its aspect ratio.
This will keep its proportions intact.
500 pixels for the Width and 72 pixels
Then, click OK. To fit it back onto your
press Ctrl or Cmd + 0. To make its darkest areas
black and lightest areas white, invoke
Auto-Tone by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + L.
We need to make a selection around the subject
to separate it from its background. There are many ways to do this
and I covered them in many of my tutorials. For this example,
I'll use the pencil tool. Make the Size,
10 pixels and the Hardness, 100%.
If your foreground and background colors
aren't black and white, respectively, press "D"
on your keyboard. Click the Quickmask button, so we can draw a quickmask.
Draw loosely around the head and shoulders
and make sure there are no openings in your quickmask.
Open your Paint Bucket tool...
and click down anywhere inside the quickmask.
Press "Q" to change the quickmask
into a selection and press Ctrl or Cmd + Delete
to fill it with white, which is your background color.
To delete the selection, Ctrl or Cmd + D.
Make a copy of your image by pressing
or Cmd + J. Go to "Filter"...
and "Filter Gallery". Open the "Sketch" folder
and click "Halftone Pattern". Make the Size, 1...
the Contrast, 40 and the Pattern Type, Dot.
Depending on the characteristics of YOUR photo, you may want to adjust the
amount. There should be a good balance of
shadow and highlight
with just enough midtones as halftone
Click OK to accept it. Go to "Filter"...
"Sharpen"..and "Smart Sharpen".
Make the Amount, 500%...
the Radius, 1 pixel...keep the Reduce Noise to 0%...and remove Gaussian Blur.
Then, click OK. We now have a crisp,
halftone-dot, portrait. Change the blend
to "Multiply". Go to the New Layer icon
and Ctrl-click it on a PC or Cmd-click it on a Mac
to make a new layer below the active layer. We'll fill the empty layer with a
by clicking on your foreground color to open the Color Picker.
Pick a color you like for your background. I'll pick
a dark turquoise. Then, press Enter
Press Alt or Opt + Delete to fill it the color.
We'll do the skin next. Click on the
foreground color box.
For this example, I'll type in F 7 C
E B 7.
Open your Pencil tool by pressing
"B" on your keyboard. To increase its size,
press the Right bracket key.
Now paint in areas of the skin on your
Don't be concerned right now with the colors of other areas of the face and
like the eyes, lips, clothing or jewelry.
We'll paint them in over the skin. If you want to paint back in a color,
press "i" on your keyboard to open the Eyedropper tool.
Click on the color, press "B" again to open your Pencil tool
and paint over those areas.
To paint in white for the eyes and jewelry,
I'll invert the foreground and
background colors by pressing
"X" on my keyboard. Now, I have white
as my foreground color. To decrease the size of your pencil,
press the Left bracket key.
I'll paint over the eyes,
earrings and necklace and then,
pick different colors for the lips and eye shadow.
Have fun transforming photos of someone you know
into pop art portraits. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!