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Creative challenge 006: Halftones

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Old 05-21-2005, 09:48 AM
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Creative challenge 006: Halftones

There's a process referred to as "halftones" which involves dots (or other small shapes) to create an image. (For more in-depth information on the origin and application of the process, do a Google search.) There's a pretty good explanation/illustration here as part of the marketing info for a commercial plugin:

http://www.vanderlee.com/index.php?section=7&page=18)

Photoshop has a couple half-tone effects:
* Filter > Sketch > Half-tone pattern
* Filter > Pixelate > Color half-tone
* Image > Mode > Grayscale followed by Image > Mode > Bitmap (and select from among the options)

Elements probably has the filter effects, but may not have the Bitmap command.

Other programs probably have similar functionalty.

Anyway, if you've not experimented with this effect, here's your chance.

Use your own photo and apply halftone effects to it!

Let's see what you can do!

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Old 05-21-2005, 10:12 AM
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Here's an application of Sketch > Halftone pattern...

Note: Foreground colors count!
* Click D on your keyboard for (what you would consider) a normal grayscale effect
* Click D followed by X to get an inverse effect
* Set foreground / background colors to anything you like for something exotic!
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Old 05-21-2005, 10:23 AM
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Bitmap halftone

Here's one via
* Image > Mode > Grayscale followed by
* Image > Mode > Bitmap > Halftone screen
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:02 PM
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I combined all 3 methods on different layers, experimented with blends, added a blue sepia. Masks

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Old 05-21-2005, 12:51 PM
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Good to see my "War Eagle" buddy online here. Good job Kiska.

Here is my first try. I didn't do anything that Danny said above , and created my own abstract of an old grapevine. I liked it better black and white than colored. I've included the original just for grins.

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Old 05-21-2005, 12:59 PM
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Neat Janet. WHAT is Toadies RU???? Any relation to Toad Suck??
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Old 05-21-2005, 03:32 PM
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Toadies are free plugins. The site has some interesting ones. I just wish I could remember how I got to it.

Tis the old age thing ya know.

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Old 05-21-2005, 04:04 PM
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Toadies plugin link

Link to RetouchPRO thread where Toadies plugins can be downloaded:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/73108-post.html

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Old 05-22-2005, 11:09 AM
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I love the Toadies filters. Picasso's Last Word is my favorite.

Hope this is what you meant, Danny. I just saved this leaf pic as a WBMP, first as noise, and then as a pattern. I also included the original.
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Old 05-24-2005, 05:55 AM
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Oh, Mz Day. Could you elaborate on the above procedure????

WBMP = wireless bitmap????

Save as noise, pattern???

Enlighten me por favor.
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