Hi there it’s Amy again…with some more “Photo Fun!”
I hope you’ve all been enjoying your summer…I know I have . To commemorate the end of summer, I’ve got a fun technique to share with you today, as well as, a template that you can use to make your own pop art poster for the walls of your home, office or even your kids’ lockers!
To make my “The Things I Love About Summer” wall poster I used elements from Danielle’s Citrus Summer Kit to add a few summer touches and a fun photo technique to give my photos a sketched, pop art effect.
Follow the steps below to get this same look:
1. First open your photo in your version of Photoshop.
2. Next got to Filter—>Artistic—>Poster Edges and enter the quantities specified below:
3. Now go to Filter—>Artistic—>Cutout and enter the quantities specified below:
4. Now convert the photo to black and white.
5. Use your magic wand to select the lightest color of grey in your background and select it–you may have to select it in more than one go so make sure you’ve selected to “Add to Selection” option in the Magic Wands menu bar.
6. Double click on your background layer to unlock it and then clear the selection by pressing delete–this is going to allow more of the color you choose to blend the photo with to show through.
7. Now drag your photo on top of the colored background layer of your choice and change the blending mode of your photo’s layer to multiply.
Note: If your using more than one photo with this same technique, you may want to go through afterwards and adjust the levels of all your photos so that the contrast in all of your photos is similar to one another.
To download my Summer Wall Art Template (.PSD), CLICK HERE. I hope you will enjoy using it along with this technique and I look forward to sharing more Photo Fun with you next month!
Amy Kingsford is a happy wife and blessed mother from Northern Utah who has been scrapbooking for 12 years. She teaches at Get It Scrapped and Masterful Scrapbook Design and is a creative team member for Danielle Young Designs and fellow Oscraps Designer Biograffiti. To see more of her work visit her blog Scrappydoo. And for more “Photo Fun” join us next month to see what other tricks she has in store for you!