K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

How to Make Andy Warhol Pop Art with Paint.NET

Create a Pop Art Picture in the Style of Andy Warhol

Students create an Andy Warhol inspired pop art portrait of themselves with Paint.NET, a free photo editing and paint program.

The steps and techniques used here are simple but the results are still quite good.

This lesson is a good illustration of the use of layers in graphics applications.

Students can take headshots of themselves with a webcam or digital camera.

It may be helpful if the pictures have been reduced in size and cropped before starting this activity.

Grade 3 and up

 

 

Andy Warhol Pop Art Video Tutorial:

 

 

Finished Example:

Andy Warhol Project for Kids

 

Step One:

In Paint.NET open a new file (File > New) and set the width to 800 pixels and the height to 800 pixels.

 

Andy Warhol Pop Art activity

 

 

Step Two:

Import your headshot picture into Paint.NET.

 

Andy Warhol Tutorial step two

 

 

Step Three:

Choose colors from the color palette and color the background and clothing with the bucket fill tool.

Andy Warhol Pop Art step three

 

 

Step Four:

Make a copy of the colored picture. Later, you will be using this copy to help make the other three pictures. Edit > Copy.

Andy Warhol Pop Art step four

 

 

Step Five:

Change the Hue and Saturation to change all the colors.


Adjustments > Hue / Saturation.

Andy Warhol Pop Art tutorial step five

 

 

Step Six:

Paste that picture you copied earlier in step four into a new layer, and then slide the pasted picture over to the right.

Edit > Paste in to New Layer.

Andy Warhol Pop Art Tutorial step six

 

 

Step Seven:

Change the Hue and Saturation of the pasted picture.

Adjustments > Hue / Saturation.

Andy Warhol Pop Art tutorial step seven

 

 

Step Eight:

Paste that picture you copied earlier into a new layer, and then slide the pasted picture down under the first picture.

Edit > Paste in to New Layer.

Andy Warhol Pop Art Tutorial step eight

 

 

Step Nine:

Change the Hue and Saturation of the pasted picture.

Adjustments > Hue / Saturation.

Andy Warhol Tutorial step 9

 

 

Step Ten:

Paste that picture you copied earlier into a new layer, and then slide the pasted picture down under the second picture.

Edit > Paste in to New Layer.

Andy Warhol Tutorial step 10

 

 

Step Eleven:

Change the Hue and Saturation of the pasted picture.

Adjustments > Hue / Saturation.

Andy Warhol Tutorial step 11

 

 

Step Twelve:

Crop picture as necessary to remove all the white space.

Andy Warhol Tutorial step 12

 

Done!

 

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