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That’s a halftone. Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape or in spacing, thus generating a gradient like effect. It can be achieved in Photoshop by choosing Filter → Pixelate → Color Halftone. The example you posted looks like the halftone version of the ...


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It is fairly simple. Here are some key points: STEP 1 - I first drew a random 1px line with the pentool. STEP 2 - I used mask and brush tool + soft round brush to fade parts of it slightly. STEP 3 - Then I drew bunch of dots in every corner. They vary in size. STEP 4 - Then I made a brush out of it. STEP 5 - Adjusted the brush settings ...


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In GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), you can halftone a photo with Filters > Distorts > Newsprint. On deviantART, istarlome provided a tutorial for halftoning in GIMP. Here's the gist: Create an image. Either open an existing photo or create a new canvas and apply a gradient. If the image has fine detail, use Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur to hide ...


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Dark backgrounds, in print, are typically handled in one of two ways: white paper, black ink (print the background) dark paper, use special opaque inks (print the foreground). Depending on the method of printing, one may be more common than the other. With offset printing or ink-jet, it'd nearly always be option #1. For screen printing, it'd quite often ...


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You don't need to do anything other than ensure the bleeds are set in the Document Set Up and you include bleeds when exporting to PDF. Just place the image (or whatever) across the gutter of the facing pages. When you output facing pages to a standard single page press-ready PDF the bleed will be added to the gutter area. You simply don't see the bleed ...


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Ask your printer as Scott mentions what size the barcode needs to be. If its a purely graphical scanner system then you should be able to make it whatever color you want and fairly small. Can you use invisible ink? No you cannot use invisible ink. Barcodes are an optical system. Most have now gone "cheap" using basically 2D image processing to scan the ...


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This is known as a halftone effect. Googling that term will yield lots of tutorials on how to achieve it.


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Printing works, generally, with subtractive color. This is to say that pigment that is non-opaque is put on top of the substrate, usually paper, that forms the base color of your print. The pigment then eliminates the reflection of certain colors. This means that your print background has to be white OR it reduces the amount of colors you can use. If you use ...


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For type, you really don't convert from raster to vector. In fact, in general, you don't convert from raster to vector. Rather, you redraw it as vector. You can use tools to make this job faster, such as auto-trace tools in programs like Inkscape or Illustrator, but it's still only going to be an approximation and will require hand tweaking. All that said, ...


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Let's add to iconography the obvious integral typographic and color modulations. With the caution that integration adds further complexity! http://generatedcontent.org/post/21279324555/viewportunits. No doubt Matt West and Treehouse have something to this effect on the press as we write. Three layers of content signaling is not a quick fix, when properly ...


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I think this is more about writing than design. If the word in the header begins a thought or sentence and the body text after it completes that sentence, use a colon. If the header is just a stand-alone headline and the body text a new thought, you don't need a colon. When arriving at a convention, you should: Check in Pick up the welcome ...


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That CMYK code for black is known as True black and is not that black on screen, but different appearances could be caused by the different colour profiles in PS or ID, and of course .pdf export settings, even though you used CMYK. Also, about looking different from different angles.... Is your monitor properly calibrated? Does your monitor have that wide ...


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You can try adding a thin stroke to a text in bold typeface (or a thick one to a thin typeface) could do the trick...Note that you should choose the color of the stroke wisely to suit the overall design. using stroke-only for bold or even regular typefaces (with the inside of the typeface transparent to reveal the background image) cutting the text ...


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you could try adding a shape behind the text but in front of the image and adjust the opacity level on the shape until you are happy with the image visibility and the text legibility. hope this helps


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If you know how to use Photoshop, you could try to do it on there. Be sure to create layer masks (so you don't mess with the original image you opened) set the background layer to black and the font as turquoise and just print on white paper. Be sure to print with a decent printer otherwise the black will fade to a grayish color. InDesign should also do the ...



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