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Questions tagged [halftone]

A method for creating the illusion of gradients consisting of one colour, by increasing or decreasing number of small dots. Also described as raster in print production.

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Color halftone to vector instead of pixels [duplicate]

Before I start scripting myself with JS and SVG, I was wondering if there is an existing way to generate a color halftone in vectors, so that every dot is a perfect circle. So what I am looking for is ...
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How do you replicate the grain effect as in this App Store graphic on Illustrator? [duplicate]

Hi! I'm new to Stack Exchange. I've been meaning to replicate this (what I can describe as) static-ish grain fill in my illustrator graphics. I've tried everything from sprinkled grain, applying a ...
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How can I achieve this type of very clean halftone effect?

How can I achieve this type of very clean halftone effect ?
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How to create perfectly clean halftones [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out, how to recreate the effect used in shapes 2 & 4. 1 and 3 seems to be simple halftones. 1 & 3 though are made with the perfect dots (not like a usual halftone) while ...
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How to colour white bit of a half tone filter effect

I created a half tone over an image using the filter effect. I want to change the white in the half tone to a creamy brown/white colour. How do I do this? Thanks!
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Preparing graphics for halftone printers

If you are preparing graphics for printed materials to be sent to a black and white printer(not a grayscale) that uses halftones to reproduce grayscale, is there anything I can do to optimize the ...
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Some kind of dithered halftone? Pointillist-style bitmap effect?

I am unsure how to reproduce this effect on a photographic image. Any ideas?
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Small text and safe CMYK values to ensure as crisp text as possible

I am working in an InDesign magazine where I need to have a fair amount of small text (10pt) in many different colors; thus impossible to use only one additional spot color. My concern is that if I ...
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Is there an easy way to recreate the ACLU modern engraving effect in Photoshop?

In the ACLU Design Handbook (9.5MB PDF) the use of the so called "modern engraving" effect is detailed on pages 135-137. What would be a good way to achieve this look in Photoshop (or Illustrator, ...
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How Do I Export A Halftone From Illustrator For Web? [closed]

I created a small email invitational and for the picture treatment I used bitmap halftones I created in Photoshop, saved out as PNGs, and brought into Illustrator to create the invite. For some ...
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Replace bitmap circles to vector circles / shape recognition

I have a raster image of a field of various size circles that I want as a vector file. The image is in high resolution and all of the circles are well defined as circles. None overlap. Is there a way ...
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How to achieve half tone effect

I'd like to use this sort of a half tone effect on shadows shown in this image. How is this achieved?
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What is this kind of halftone called?

This is a fairly common print method and it probably has a name. How this is achieved is useful but it's name is more relevant.
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How to recolor a vector pattern swatch in Illustrator?

I am new to textures and overlaying a vector for texturing, and I found these halftone textures from Spoon graphics http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/10-distressed-vector-halftone-patterns-for-...
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How do I recreate this halftone gradient border?

I am having an issue with figuring out how to make the halftone border on this image: Does anyone have any idea how to do this? I'm trying to get it done for screen printing and am on a tight ...
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Coloring a Halftone effect

I'm having problems trying to fill in some color in a halftone effect. My process is that I create a gradient, go to the effects menu then select color halftone from pixelate. Then I expand then image ...
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How to prepare vector halftones for print

I have layout with images processed and saved with vector ink halftones, but have no idea of angles used for color plates: Does anyone have idea how to process these images so I could print them in ...
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Is there an easy way to do coarse halftone color separations?

It used to be a piece of cake using Postscript. But Adobe has long since dropped that feature (so far as I can tell). I have a CMYK design I want to give to my silk screener to do some T-shirts. He ...
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Strange squares appear in halftoned PNG image with transparency

I have a strange issue with large, off-color "squares" appearing when I preview a PNG with halftones on a transparent background. This doesn't happen with all images (so far, I've only had the issue ...
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Halftone Shading in Photoshop (adobe tutorial help)

I've been having difficulty replicating these halftone shades in this tutorial on Page 5: http://blogs.adobe.com/adobeillustrator/files/2014/01/Reality-Reborn-How-To.pdf I have two problems with this ...
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How do I recognize rotogravure and on what kind of products would I be more likely to find it used?

I'm collecting various printing process examples for my students but I am missing rotogravure. I believe I saw it once on a beer bottle but it got thrown away and I haven't found another example so ...
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Creating 3D halftone wavy effect using any tool

I am looking to reproduce this effect. I've scoured the internet, but couldn't find any plugin/tutorial that replicates this exact effect.
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What does 'maximum halftone value' mean?

Can you help me get a better understanding of what "halftone value" means, please? I tried looking up idioms, looked at the dictionary, and a lot of other tools. I am not a native English speaker. ...
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How to convert paragraph text envelope to clipping mask in Illustrator CS6

I have some paragraph text that I have modified using an envelope in Illustrator CS6. I can not make it into a clipping mask. I can make it into a mask up until I make it an envelope, after that, I ...
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How to produce this gritty shadow effect? [duplicate]

I have been seeing this guy's work for a long time, he's just a brilliant artist. And one thing that I find in common in all of his works is a little texture behind the text. This is his website: http:...
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How do I make a drop shadow with a halftone effect?

I have already tried doing with Drop Shadow settings and i could only produce a black smudged shadow, not the spotted one. Look at this text. Can you see that spotted shadow behind the text? I want to ...
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How do I export from Indesign to Grayscale in halftone pattern?

I'm laying out a book. Images are in color. I want the book to be in black and white, with images using halftone patterns. Are there any export options to obtain this output?
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How can I create a circle fill effect similar to a halftone in Illustrator?

I am sort of new to graphic design and need some help on how to recreate this "screen" or "mesh" looking effect for a T-shirt. I have tried setting this area to gray, using color halftone, and ...
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How can I create scalable half tone patterns for images in Adobe Indesign?

What is the best way to use images with halftone patterns in Indesign? I'm working on a book in which all the images will have an halftone effect. I'm applying the halftone filter in Photoshop but, ...
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How to create this kinda halftone circle in Inkscape

I'm trying to create this halftone effect in Inkscape but I'm not able to produce it. All I'm able to do is create a small circle and clone it to produce simple halftone. But how do I do this?
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Is it possible to reproduce this “comics” effect in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I’m looking for a way to reproduce a similar effect in Photoshop. Is there a filter that can produce this?
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Photoshop (CS6) bitmap halftone pixelated

I want to create a halftone effect in Photoshop. The only output I'm getting is hard pixels and nothing like dots. I also tried lines, diamonds, etc. etc. and the output is always the same. It also ...
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How to create an extruded halftone effect in illustrator or photoshop

I saw this photo on Smashing Magazine: Portrait of Alfred Nobel by Viktor Hertz And I was wondering how I can make a similar effect with the halftones extruding into 3D like it is shown. I don't ...
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Photoshop effect shape tweening

Which is the faster way to replicate this effect in Photoshop with those light green squares having a shape tween to little dot?
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Is there a name for this line-based halftone style?

I'm wondering what you would call the style/technique of the picture above? It looks similar to linocut, and is halftone but neither of those terms are specific enough. I'd love some advice on how to ...