Make a Cool Pop Art Rainbow Portrait

rainbow portrait

I love color and black and white mixed together. Here’s a super quick project to make a cool photo where the two collide. And you can do it less than 5 minutes flat!! Here’s how:

1. Start of turning your color photo into black and white. You will need to make it “grayscale”. I played with the levels in Photoshop and made it high contrast black and white so that it almost looked pop art in nature.

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2. Turn the photo back into RGB mode so you can start working in color. Make a selection and fill it in with a color (I guesstimated the width, but you can take a more mathmetic approach so you get exactly the right number of bars across). I personally wanted to use colors in order, but you can play around with your colors and palettes.

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3. Duplicate that selection, then on each layer, use the magic wand and change the color of each of the bars until you have gone across the whole photo.

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4. Now in each of the layers, choose multiply from the layer styles palette. Voila! You have your finished portrait to save, upload, or print!

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You may want to just use this on certain parts of your black and white photo to accent a particular feature or element.

Hope you enjoyed this photo tutorial!

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I added it to the following linky blogs!


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