5 Photo Editing Tips on Making Flashy Pop Art

There is no better tool for pop art than a phone. Nothing could be more popular, and have you seen the state of photo editing apps lately?

The beauty is that, in a time when art is mass produced by the masses themselves, originality and creativity are alive and well. We speak the same artistic language, but we all have different things to say. Today, we’re going to expand your pop art vocabulary with five killer tips on creating your own pop art using the free photo editing app – PicsArt.

Though using effects means getting a lot of instantaneous and gorgeous results, it’s the details of how you use these effects that make your photo editing exceptional.

These five tips will open your eyes to just how flexible effects can be and help give your art that flashy modern edge that the pop genre does so well.

  1. Replicants

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A staple of pop art is repeated images, creating copies of the same image within the same canvas. If you are going to use repetition, don’t do it haphazardly. Space your replicants in a way that makes sense to the symmetry and composition of your image.

  1. Break Out the Brush

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Don’t stop at pop art effects, break out the brush. Pass over your image with a simple and solid brush to isolate the essentials of your photo and create a much bolder image.

  1. A Selective Touch

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Taking full advantage of pop art’s neon color palette isn’t just about knowing where to use it, but also knowing where not to use it. Restraint has its rewards. A fluorescent background with a natural foreground can create a powerful contrast.

  1. Binary Color Palette

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When working with an image that has a lot of busy details, you can neaten things up by sticking with a two-color scheme. Simplify a host of details by coloring them all with the same veneer. Use one color for atmosphere, and the other for emphases.

  1. Be Artificial

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Part of the reason pop art is so effective is that it embraces the unnatural. Andy Warhol’s famous description of Hollywood is that “everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.” Pop Art very much embraces beautiful, inaccessible, and wholly artificial surfaces. Use neon colors that don’t exist in nature and embrace the art of impenetrable portraiture.

Ready to take your seat in the beautiful, artificial, and provocative assembly line that is pop art? Download the PicsArt app for free on Android, iOS and Windows Phone to make your own mark in the house that Warhol built.
This post was provided by PicsArt, a mobile photo editing app that provides people with a canvas for creating, collaborating, and exploring. With a full creative suite for photo editing, PicsArt makes it easy to create beautiful images, no matter where you are.