Cool Pop Art Photo Effect – Photoshop Tutorial

People visualise Andy Warhol and Campbell’s Soup when they think Pop Art. This tutorial shows how to quickly create a subtle, stylised effect using some simple Photoshop filters and adjustment layer techniques.

Things to note:

  • The choice of photo is more about and expression, or style than the resolution or technical quality as you’ll potentially be zooming into an area and cropping.
  • There’s lots of different ways to strip the detail from photos in a cool way – half the filters in Photoshop can do that, so you can substitute the filters used here for many others.
  • Don’t be afraid to try different colours (in the filters), and merge multiple effects on different layers to create your own style.

If you’re looking for other techniques then check out my other tutorials.

Clone stamped and walking the cash tightrope (Photoshop meets modern life) – T-Shirt

Clone stamped and walking the cash tightrope - T-Shirt
Clone stamped and walking the cash tightrope - T-Shirt

Ever feel like you’re one of the crowd?

This shirt came from an idea of using the Photoshop Clone Stamp tool to make a pattern on a shirt.

It soon turned into a bit more of a social statement where the ‘dollar-chasing’ clones are walking an uphill tightrope on their quest for fulfillment, while down below are people enjoying a more simple existence.

The clone stamp may reappear in a slightly more ‘fun’ design in the future.

Urban Oasis – T-Shirt

Urban Oasis T-Shirt by Matt Simner
Urban Oasis T-Shirt by Matt Simner

Green grass.  An urban oasis.  This tee started off life as a collection of photos intended to become a mosaic of urban ‘furniture’.  with simply the word ‘Urban’.  The type was always going to be filled with some sort of texture, but an old picture of green grass I had from England seemed to fit rather well.  The original idea then went out the window and this became Urban Oasis.  Funny how these things happen :)

Can you recognise any buildings?

Las Vegas, economy of gambling T-Shirt

Las Vegas, economy of gambling - T-Shirt by Matt Simner
Las Vegas, economy of gambling - T-Shirt by Matt Simner

Everyone loves Sin City – Las Vegas! You know that gambling’s bad but the place is just so much fun!

The global financial crisis is hitting hard everywhere – including Las Vegas, but you know the funseekers will be back as soon as they feel rich enough.

Welcome to Las Vegas, as the economy of gambling salvages Nevada.

See other cool slogan tees

No ice this summer – T-Shirt by Viktor

No ice this summer - T-Shirt by Viktor on RedBubble
No ice this summer - T-Shirt by Viktor on RedBubble

Global warming’s no laughing matter if you’re an arctic dweller like these guys.

You can of course just kick back and watch TV like the rest of the planet and try to forget about the whole thing :)

There’s a really nice style to this vector design as it conveys the (more serious) message in a really friendly and fun way.

There’s some nice details too, like the beach ball for a pillow, the killer whale popping up through an ice hole, and the very effective typography merged in with the ice.

Check out Viktor’s other cool work on RedBubble