Pop Art Tutorials – 5 Top Techniques To Make Your Art Pop!

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Tutorials | 0 comments

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We are often asked for pop art tutorials to help illustrate and describe how we create our pop art. However, every piece of pop art we create is completely different depending on the clients photograph supplied to us. So the best advice we can give is to try and get a grasp of the basic techniques first by completing some pop art tutorials. Then practice until your arm feels like it is going to drop off. Every day! Then you will soon be making stunning life like pop art portraits with ease.

So what are the basic pop art tutorials? What skills are required to allow me to develop my own skills and techniques? Luckily for you we have put together what we feel are some of the best Pop art tutorials available online. After completing these pop art tutorials you will be producing pop art worthy of our British Art galleries! And of course come back and let us see your work when complete!

Our Top 5 Pop Art Tutorials From Around The Web


Design cool, scalable pop art with Illustrator

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Preparation is the greatest achievement when starting any new artwork. Fail to prepare? Then be prepared to fail. No artwork will look amazing without putting in the man hours. Get the preparation done properly and the creation process is well on its way to success. This pop art tutorial also allows for learning the basics of the Lichtenstein style bendey dots often used throughout pop art designs. So you get the best of both worlds here with learning how to properly prepare your artwork and perfect your bendey dots!


How to Create Vector Art with Photoshop

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Have a preference to vector over raster? Pixelation getting you down? Well a good way to start advancing in the vector world is to start creating vector artwork. While a true vector package such as adobe illustrator is required to create true vector art. We can also create vector art using adobe Photoshop. However you have been warned that vector art can take many, many hours to complete. Often a portrait can take several days to complete. But there is nothing more rewarding than creating stunning portraits from scratch and I suggest you dive straight in!


How to Create an Andy Warhol Inspired Pop Art Portrait in Illustrator

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And Warhol pop art is more popular with Photoshop users than illustrator. However using both can take your pop art to the next level. Warhol can be created as you wish, just practice till you refine your own techniques and skills.


Create a Retro Pop Art in Photoshop

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So now you have done some line art pop art and we have played with the bendey dots creation technique. So you should be well on the way to creating your very own pop art. This tutorial will help to bring various pop art styling together into one unique style.


The Traditional Pop Art Comic (with rain!) Effect

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Now it’s your time to shine! You can start adding and playing with special effects to give your personal touch to the art. Don’t be scared, follow your heart and make art that inspires you to make more! Of course let us see your work too!

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