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Old 04-17-2013, 08:42 AM
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Newspaper photo - look

Hey guys,

I want my photo to look like a enlarged photo from a newspaper.
So I want big fat points, but not with the "pointillize tool in the effects menu".
It really has to look like a newspaper photo.

Any idea how I can achieve this?

Something like this:
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:25 AM
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Re: Newspaper photo - look

Try Menu - Filter, Sketch, Halftone Pattern and adjust to taste. Crude, but it may work.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:29 AM
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Re: Newspaper photo - look

In PS goto Filter/Pixelate/Color Half tone.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:29 PM
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Re: Newspaper photo - look

The Rasterbator (Free) is an application which creates rasterized versions of images. The rasterized images can be printed and assembled into enormous (or smaller, if you prefer) posters.
Experiment with the max dot size for best results....
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:18 AM
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Re: Newspaper photo - look

Rasterbator looks awesome, but it's for windows and I have mac

I will try the other options too, thanks !!
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:38 AM
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Re: Newspaper photo - look

If you just set all the angles on the Photoshop half-tone filter to 0, then convert to greyscale, it looks pretty much like your sample.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:11 AM
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the newspaper print looks the way it does because of how it is printed - offset printing uses plates for each colour ink, set at a particular angle to show areas of density. For a bw image, the dots are all black ink, and so you can see them very clearly.
To achieve this result, you can use the half tone filter, but this will always give a slightly blurry look (depending o the crispness of your original image).
The best way to create a sharper halftone result is to convert the image into a halftone bitmap and then back.
To control the effect - adjust the contrast of your image first (use curves) - the best result is usually when you have areas that are entirely black, with halftone areas that cross the entire spectrum (more variety for the halftone).
Then change the image mode to greyscale, and then to bitmap (you cannot access bitmap mode without first going to greyscale). In the bitmap dialogue box, use a high resolution setting and choose halftone screen as the method. Experiment with the frequency and angle (a lower number will create a bigger dot). Once you have the result you prefer, change mode back to greyscale (choose a ratio of 1 unless you want the image to become smaller or larger). From here you can go back into rub or cmyk.
You can even choose a colour overlay for the dots if you don't like the bw effect - to do this, use a luminosity mask of the dotted effect to fill a layer with colour, and superimpose this on a plain white backdrop.
One of the other nice side-effects of this method is that you can hide low image quality by using it.
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