In this tutorial, we will be creating a pop art effect in Affinity Photo. This modern art style was created in the 1950s. Artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein were part of the pop art movement.
Before you get started, go to the links below and download the pictures.
First, go to File > Open and select the image of the Tiger you downloaded.
In the Layers Panel, click the Adjustments icon and select the Threshold Adjustment. Set the Threshold to 43%. Then, close the Threshold box.
In the Layers Panel, click the Adjustment icon again. This time select the Gradient Map Adjustment.
When the Gradient Map popup box appears, select the Green color stop and select Delete. You should be left with the Red and Blue color stops.
With the Gradient Map still open, select Reverse on the Gradient Map.
Select the Blue color stop. Then go to Color. Make sure you’re on the RGB Sliders and set it to the following color code R: 0 G: 0 B: 123.
Select the Red color stop. Then go to Color. Go to the RGB Sliders. For this color, you can choose whatever color you like (just make sure that you’re able to distinguish the tiger in the picture with the color you choose). The color code used in the tutorial is R: 234 G: 94 B: 191.
Go to File > Open and select the frozen river picture (it should open in another tab).
With the Move tool, right click on the frozen river image and select Copy.
Go to the image of the tiger. Right click on it and select Paste. Make sure that the frozen river image is the first thing listed on the Layers Panel.
In the Layers Panel, set the Blend Mode of the frozen river to Overlay. Go to Opacity and set it to 35%.
Congratulations, this tutorial is complete. You’ve created a pop art effect in Affinity Photo. For more Affinity Photo tutorials, check out this tutorial on how to create a duotone effect.
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