dekePod 18: Photoshop and the Andy Warhol Silkscreen Effect

Deke McClelland's final episode of this dekePod series

By Sara Peyton
June 11, 2009

Have you ever wanted to create an authentic looking Andy Warhol silkscreen? One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Warhol was known for his avant-garde paintings and screenprintings. Remember Warhol's garishly colored celebrity images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, or Mao Zedong? In the studio he called The Factory, Warhol took an assembly-line approach to his high-contrast, silkscreens and produced art as a mass consumable, like a t-shirt or a pack of gum. It's not surprising that his art is still popular today, and there are lots of one-click Warhol solutions. But if you want the real thing, join Deke McClelland in the final episode of this dekePod series, as he dissects Warhol's process, and shows you how to use Photoshop to render your favorite portrait in bona-fide Warhol magnificence.

Don't miss other dekePod revelations and great training tips in these recent releases:
dekepod 017: Photoshop and the Visual Communications Makeover
dekePod 016: Photoshopping the Great Masters
dekePod 015: Photoshop and the Lost Undersea Channel

About dekePod

In the summer of 2008, Deke McClelland, author, and computer graphics and imaging expert, launched "dekePod"--a series of often irreverent and sometimes hilarious video podcasts designed to impart Deke's expert tips with a high degree of retention. Each dekePod is crafted to engage a creative audience with a fast-paced sequence of commentary and provocative imagery that can draw a smile or outright laughter. The result: a video series with unique production and training qualities unlike any previously seen online. For more information, visit

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