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Turn a photograph of yourself in to a cute pop art portrait in a few simple steps.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1115 projects »
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  • How to make a computer art. Pop Art Portrait - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a good photograph of yourself, preferably something pouty or moody looking. Put the photo on your computer and open it in a photo editing program. I'm using photoshop, but the steps will be the same or similar in other programs.

  • How to make a computer art. Pop Art Portrait - Step 2
    Step 2

    Desaturate the photo (this means making it black and white).

  • How to make a computer art. Pop Art Portrait - Step 3
    Step 3

    Open the levels panel and slide both the lightness and darkness sliders in to the middle, so that all of the midtones are made either pure white or pure black. Colour in any areas you wish to hide with black or white.

  • How to make a computer art. Pop Art Portrait - Step 4
    Step 4

    Crop the photo in to a perfect square, select all and then select "define brush preset". Name your new brush and then save.

  • How to make a computer art. Pop Art Portrait - Step 5
    Step 5

    Open a new canvas and fill it white. Make a new layer, select a pretty colour, take your new brush and click it once.

  • How to make a computer art. Pop Art Portrait - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make a new layer and continue until you have a painting you like. Print it or send it to your friends to show off how clever you are.

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Sarah A.
Sarah A.
Cool! But you can just use photobucket now..
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
no offense but that pic is really creepy!
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CO + K User

kool
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reese52
reese52 · Daegu, KR · 13 projects
This so cool. I'm gonna have to try this.
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Tiffany S.
Tiffany S. · North Carolina, North Carolina, US · 1 project
I'm so doing that. :]
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keep out designs
keep out designs · 1 project
there is this called luna pic and you can do something simalur on thats i want photoshop!
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Crystal R.
Crystal R. · Albany, New York, US · 2 projects
Oh wow!! I learned something new!! Cool, now I can actually do something with my Paintshop. It has befuddled me since I got it with my computer.
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Rose

This was awesome and realy easy.
Thank you!
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Amelia

Oh wow- i've just had a go at this, it looks well snazzy! Thanks xoxox
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Rachel

Great! I just flipped my screen and opened iphoto, I\'m ready to be the next Andy Warhol.
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