By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Warhol became famous in part for his brilliant high-contrast and high-color renderings of famous figures like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, and even Mao Zedong. In this week’s Deke’s Techniques video, learn how to add an Andy Warhol-like treatment to your favorite portrait.
Deke shows you how to avoid inferior automated effects by building your own in Adobe Photoshop, complete with canvas texture and midtones. Follow along with Deke in this week’s free video and use the companion text below to help with each step.
Select the Brush tool to start painting in the color. Choose a variety of different vivid colors to paint the eyelids, lips, hair, and so on. And here’s a pro tip: reduce the Spacing value to make sure the brush strokes are applied smoothly.
Finally, add a border to your image to make it a bit more authentic.
To learn about a whole other set of Warhol-style treatments (six, in fact), tune in next week. And as always, members of lynda.com can view the entire Deke’s Techniques collection in our library.
Suggested courses to watch next:
• The entire Deke’s Techniques collection
• Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate
• Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate
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