Create a Pop Art Poster using AKVIS PlugIns: Sketch, Coloriage, ArtSuite

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Tutorial: AKVIS Coloriage

Pop Art Poster


In this tutorial, we will create a pop art poster from a photo using AliveColors and AKVIS plug-ins: Sketch, Coloriage, and ArtSuite.

    Original Image Result


  • Step 1. Open an image in AliveColors and create two copies of the background layer (Layers -> Duplicate).

  • Step 2. Select the bottom copy and convert it into a pencil drawing. To do this, call the AKVIS Sketch plug-in from the Filters list.

    AKVIS Sketch: Photo-To-Sketch
  • Step 3. Transform the photo to a pencil drawing using the Classic style.

    We used the settings as shown below but you can adjust the parameters of photo-to-sketch conversion to your liking.

    Sketch Options

      Hint: To achieve a poster-like effect you need to make the main contours in the image large and distinct.

    Start conversion with the button , then apply the result with .

    Pencil Drawing
  • Step 4. Simplify the pencil drawing using the posterization feature in AliveColors: Image -> Adjustment -> Posterize. Set Levels = 255, to get only two colors in the image - black and white.

      Hint: You can remove odd lines using the white brush or add lines with the black color.

  • Step 5. Now, add color to the drawing. Open the AKVIS Coloriage plugin.

    AKVIS Coloriage
  • Step 6. Using the Pencil tool in Coloriage select colors for all areas in the image.
    Draw Color Strokes

    Start colorization with the button and apply the result with .

    Colorization Result
  • Step 7. Make colors more saturated. Select in menu: Image -> Adjustment -> Hue/Saturation.

    Hue/Saturation adjustment

    In fact, the poster is ready. Let's add a final touch.

  • Step 8. In the Layers palette select the top layer and call the AKVIS ArtSuite plug-in. Select Halftone Effect in the Effects list and adjust the settings as shown below.

    AKVIS ArtSuite: Halftone Effect

    Apply the result by pressing the button .

  • Step 9. Change the Blend Mode for the top layer to Multiply and merge the layers.

    Pop Art Poster
    (Click on the image to view a larger version in a separate window)


Alternatively, you can make a Wild West Print in BW or sepia:

Wild West Poster
Wild West Poster
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Select Colors — Select Colors
   — Colorization Tips — Colorization Tips
   — Save and Load Strokes — Save and Load Strokes
   — Preferences — Preferences
Examples Examples
   — Adding Color To An Old Postcard — Adding Color To An Old Postcard
   — Changing Color of Your Car — Changing Color of Your Car
   — Selective Desaturation — Selective Desaturation
   — Selective Colorization of B&W Photos — Selective Colorization of B&W Photos
   — Make White Whiter — Make White Whiter
   — Photo Coloring Tricks — Photo Coloring Tricks
   — Colorizing a Black and White Photo — Colorizing a Black and White Photo
   — Colorizing a Portrait of a Gentleman — Colorizing a Portrait of a Gentleman
   — Technique of Reiterative Colorization — Technique of Reiterative Colorization
   — Colorize Your Memories — Colorize Your Memories
   — A Present for the Mother's Day — A Present for the Mother's Day
   — Color Correction of a Portrait — Color Correction of a Portrait
   — Canadian Settlers — Canadian Settlers
   — Add Color to the Photo of a Child — Add Color to the Photo of a Child
   — Color Options for Interior Design — Color Options for Interior Design
   — Colorize a Family Portrait — Colorize a Family Portrait
   — Change the Color of Clothes — Change the Color of Clothes
   — Colorize a Group Photo — Colorize a Group Photo
   — Creating a Colorful Background — Creating a Colorful Background
   — Paint Your House — Paint Your House
   — Raise Spirits — Raise Spirits
   — Expressive Cat Eyes — Expressive Cat Eyes
   — A Portrait of a Geisha — A Portrait of a Geisha
   — Colorize a Bas-Relief — Colorize a Bas-Relief
   — An Old Postcard with a Geisha — An Old Postcard with a Geisha
   — Touching Up a Colorized Photo — Touching Up a Colorized Photo
   — Colorizing an Anime Girl — Colorizing an Anime Girl
   — Colorize a Photo for a Collage — Colorize a Photo for a Collage
   — A Flower Show — A Flower Show
   — A Pencil Sketch: Self-Portrait — A Pencil Sketch: Self-Portrait
   — Creating a Christmas Postcard — Creating a Christmas Postcard
   — Love Story — Love Story
   — Desktop Wallpaper with a Pet — Desktop Wallpaper with a Pet
   — Portrait of William Gladstone — Portrait of William Gladstone
   — How to Get a Nice Sepia Photo — How to Get a Nice Sepia Photo
   — A Castle in Scotland — A Castle in Scotland
   — How to Achieve a Natural Colorization — How to Achieve a Natural Colorization
   — Christmas Card: B&W to Color — Christmas Card: B&W to Color
   — Movie Star Ayshwarya Ray — Movie Star Ayshwarya Ray
   — Adding Detail and Color a Drawing — Adding Detail and Color a Drawing
   — Coloring Old Black-And-White Drawing — Coloring Old Black-And-White Drawing
   — Flower Meadow — Flower Meadow
   — Children's Photo — Children's Photo
   — Medieval Engraving — Medieval Engraving
   — Wedding Album — Wedding Album
   — Full Dress Uniform — Full Dress Uniform
   — A Lovely French Couple — A Lovely French Couple
   — Simple Approach for Coloring Pictures — Simple Approach for Coloring Pictures
   — Multicolor Painting — Multicolor Painting
   — Pop Art Poster — Pop Art Poster


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