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How to create a Roy Lichtenstein-style image

Classic pop-art prints in eight easy steps

5. Select Levels again (see step three) and adjust the middle triangle to improve your image’s appearance. Now select your halftone image and click on one of the dots using the Magic Wand. Choose Select, Similar. Elements will highlight all the areas in the image that are black. Press Ctrl, C to copy the pattern.

Step 5

Step 5

6. Select your colour image and paste the halftone pattern on top by selecting Edit, Paste (or hit Ctrl, V). Use the arrow keys to move the layer so it’s slightly off-centre from the original. Select Normal, Overlay in the Layers palette. Save your image with a new filename – but don’t flatten it.

Step 6

Step 6

7. Making sure you have the colour layer selected, you can further enhance the comic-book effect by tweaking the saturation and hue sliders. Select Enhance, Adjust Color, Adjust Hue/Saturation. Now flatten the image – select Layers, Flatten. This will enable you to save the finished image as a Jpeg or other common image file format.

Step 7

Step 7

8. All that’s left to do is add a caption. Select the Polygonal lasso tool from the tool palette and draw an uneven box for your text. Select Edit, Fill and choose White. Select the Text tool in the Tools palette, click on the rectangle and type in your phrase. You can change the font and size in the Character bar.

Step 8

Step 8

See also: How to create an Andy Warhol-style image

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