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ANDY WARHOL EFFECT photoshop tutorial

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Step 1
Open Photoshop; then open any portrait image to create Andy Warhol effect.
Andy Warhol Effec - Step 1

Step 2
Duplicate layer. On duplicated layer, select background and delete it.
Andy Warhol Effect - Step 2

Step 3
Go to Image -> Adjustments -> Threshold (Threshold Level 135).
Andy Warhol Effect - Step 3

Step 4
Fill background with colour of your choice.
Andy Warhol Effect - Step 4

Step 5
Copy and paste each part of the head into a new layer and change the colors.
Andy Warhol Effect  - Step 5

Andy Warhol Effect - finished

63 Responses to “ANDY WARHOL EFFECT photoshop tutorial”

  1. Katia says:

    i luv this way of art i amy be 16 but i truley luv it , i wish i could paint like wrahol ahhhh

  2. sarah says:

    i like this artwork 🙂

  3. natalie says:

    i think this is a very modern and exciting piece and makes me feel happy when i look at it!

  4. Megan says:

    It can’t be that modern… it’s decades old. Still, I think a bit too cliche, especially since the Warhol Effect is overrused in moderm day.

  5. Anonymous says:

    hu no

  6. Anonymous says:

    this is the lousiest photoshop tutorial i’ve seen…

  7. Anonymous says:

    its valuable for those with liitle experience in photoshop.

  8. admin says:

    Yes, it is tutorial for beginners.

  9. Person who doesnt want to tell you her name says:

    I think this art work is really stylish and unique!

  10. Tompa Rompa says:

    Nie Pictures good style!

  11. Edward Ramsay says:

    This is a terrible tutorial especially for beginners. It doesn’t say “how” to do any of the steps.

  12. lla says:

    this art look awful

  13. Person who actually knows how to use photoshop says:

    the tutorial doesnt even do it right.
    andy warhol tutorial for more advanced people:
    1) crop picture to head shot
    2) use pen tool to create vector outline of head and shoulders (or the magic wand if you suck at pen tool, if using wand, disregard step 3)
    3) make a selection from path and deselect the path
    4) Shift+Ctrl+I to select inverse and delete
    5)convert to grayscale and use brightness/contrast adjustments to take away mid-tones
    6) go to filter-artistic-cutout and apply
    7)convert back to RGB and apply layer style-color overlay of choice
    8)create new layer under background layer and fill wih color of your choice

    This is fairly simple if you are familiar with photoshop. I hope this is more helpfull than this terrible tutorial above. For ?’s email at

  14. e says:

    i study him and he is ggggggggggggggggggggggrrrrrrrreeeat i cant beleve u would think this is bad or hard to do it easy

  15. Anonymous says:

    u guys jus cnt do anythingbout it so stfu and stop winning …!!

  16. Somebody.!*:) says:

    I love Andy warhol and i am studying pop art for my GCSE’s but am not allowed to use him because he is overused. I think this way of doing his pictures is cool ! 😀 but i dont think I will ever use it ! xx

  17. Andy says:

    You can make it with GIMP much easier!!!

  18. Emily says:

    Using his style in my art exam 🙂

  19. Saul Estrada says:

    I think it’s also important to remember that Andy Warhol used color harmonies in his designs. If you want your piece to be truly reminiscent of an Andy Warhol painting, make sure you do your homework on color harmonies, aka color schemes. Otherwise, your design will look unguided and immature. Also, make sure there’s no space between each picture, the colors should not only be harmonic within the individual pictures, but also “attempt” to balance the entire composition as a whole.

  20. Antonella says:

    Dude this is amazing.
    I want a shirt like that one.
    And Marylin Monroe is like my idol.
    Keep up with your work.
    You’re cool like that =)

  21. admin says:

    Actually, you can get shirt like this by clicking this link:

  22. Anonymous says:

    His art work is good but its not the style im into

  23. Anonymous says:

    I like his art work its very original. If anyone needs any help with coursework just use this as infomation:
    Andrew Warhola more commonly known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and public figure known for his membership in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy aristocrats. Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was born on August 6, 1928 and he died on February 22, 1987 (aged 58).
    His most famous works depicted Campbell’s soup cans. Enlarged, hand-painted or silkscreened, framed, and hung in an art gallery, Warhol succeeded in turning these mundane images into ironic “art”. Warhol experimented in media such as film, sculpture, paint, and silkscreen, but perhaps his greatest work was his invention of himself as an international celebrity and pop culture icon.

  24. katelyn w says:

    i apsolutley love andy warhols pictures i think that they are amazing

  25. poppi B says:

    this is a wicked piece of art and the only reason i looked a it is because we are learning about it in class and now i’m happy i did.

  26. mana says:


  27. heizel says:

    tnx for the step by step tutorial
    i understand it easily…
    i love editing my pictures and transforming it
    to andy warhol effect…
    tnx it will help me a lots…:)

  28. devin williams says:

    i freaking love marlin monroe!

  29. Lindsey says:

    hahahahaaa ., this is my project right now xD yeee .

  30. C. baxter says:

    This is a very good art studying him for art

  31. anusha says:

    but i shill love it like hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeelllllllll?!?!!!!!!!!

  32. Anonymous says:

    up the posh

  33. Anonymous says:

    LMAO LMAO Warhol silk screens his portraits, he doesnt paint them…

  34. TropicalMuffin says:

    Love this! Its so cool! 8D

  35. ALICE says:


  36. sabrina says:

    the colors don’t even match at all u guys r retarded 4 thikin that they r

  37. natalie says:

    What year did Andy Warhol make this picture made?

  38. your pictures are really good 😉

  39. Sarah Wells says:

    Sabrina: I think that unless you’re in your mid 60’s you might not understand.

  40. kelly says:

    i love this paiting going to get some suplies out and do ths project love this idea <100000000000000000000000000000000 🙂 🙂 🙂

  41. Paintedtragedy says:

    its okayy…;}
    like i mean when i see it, i don’t go
    ‘OMFG EW’
    i more like
    ‘hmm, pleasant, colourful,…nice’;D

  42. Nanci says:

    Morning…..I have Andy’s Marilyn Monroe on a champagne flute glass. Is this valuable? Or it’s approximate value?

    Thank you and have a nice day!

  43. Christine Daae says:

    Thanks for tutorial! I made a really cool-looking picture of my friend Meg and she really liked it 🙂

  44. pTER says:


  45. cookthecook says:

    im only in the first year of high school and i love this art, but i will NEVER EVER USE A COMPUTOR FOR ART
    its wrong!…..

  46. Nerhu says:

    This is a nice website that has helped me with the photoshop but art is not supposed to be done on a computer yet it is intruging to differ from the common artist.:)

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