How to Create the Dotted Halftone Poster Effect in Photoshop
Hello, half tone lovers. It's half tone dot poster effect time. Okay, where we take an image like this, add some cool colors and some dots. We do a similar sort of thing with some lines. We even had some gradients, some dots, some terrible gradients. It's a nice simple effect in Photoshop. Let's get going. Alright. It is half tone time. Let's go to file, let's go to open and in your exercise files in '06 filters, there's two files called half tone one and two. Thank you. Barrett Ward and Ben O'Sullivan, we're going to start with this one here. And if you're following along with me, which you should be just double check that your your yours is probably set to black and white as default. If it's not click this little small icon here, it'll change them back. I'm on my move to for no good reason really there's no effect on this tutorial. And what we wanna do is we want to go up to filter, let's go to filter gallery and then here, what you're looking for is the sketch drop down. Okay. And l...
ook for halftime pattern and we're nearly there. Okay, so my patent type is set to dot and size and contrast really depends on the image and the look you want. Okay, so it really, really depends here. It's time to kind of mess around. Cool. When you're finished, click OK. And that is half tone dots. Now those aren't very exciting. Half tone dots. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna add a little bit of extra. We're going to go edit step backwards. There's two things we're gonna do. One is we're not going to destroy our layer because we did that before on the background layer, which just means that it can never be changed back. So I went to edit undo and before I do it, I'm going to go to filter convert for smart filters, click OK. And it just means that it's going to apply as like a topical cream that we can take off and our image is going to be perfect underneath. What we're also going to do is add a couple of colors and you do that by making your foreground and background color set as a color the moment black and white is what we got from that first go. So if you click the foreground color, once you can pick a color from in here, I'm gonna pick one of my swatches. If you can't see your swatches up there, click OK, go to window and go to swatches or just pick a color. Any color there they are. They're swatches Now I want my foreground color. So I'm just going to click the white thing in the background there and I'm going to pick one of my other colors in here. I used these earlier for a gradient and one of the other tutorials. Okay, so now with the foreground and background color are ready to go go to filter filter gallery again and back to our sketch, half term patent and you see we get this kind of a little bit more exciting view. Now again, you can mess around with these if you click OK, The big difference between this and last time is a it's colorful. Can you see down here? This can be turned on and off. Plus I can double click on the filter gallery to go back and make an adjustment to it. Crank the size of the dots up and the contrast click OK, That's the better way of working you can over here as well. Casey's little arrow is switch them around. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to click my smart filters and drag them into the trash and with them around the other way filter filter gallery, you get the inverse. Okay, where the shoes are? The magenta and the background is more that yellow color if you want to apply it just to the shoes. Okay, you'll have to do a mask first. So you go all the way back to the beginning and use the quick selection tool will add a layer mask like we did in a previous tutorial. Okay, let's go a little bit deeper. So the second example from Ben O'Sullivan, I'm going to show you how to add a gradient to it because I love gradients and I'm going to show you how to do the lines version of it. Okay, so I've clicked this little icon makes it black and white again, which is what we need to get started for the gradient with the layer selected. Don't forget to go to convert to smart filters like okay, now go to filters, go to filter gallery and back in here in sketch and half tone. We're gonna change it from dot to I'll show you a circle. I don't really use it. You might find a good use for it. Line is kind of cool though the size of the line contrast of the line kind of depends on what you are going for. I'm like in that let's click OK, so it's black and white. We can turn it on and off, which is pretty cool. But what I'd like to do is add a bit of a gradient effect but I want to keep the black whereas in this example here it was just one or the other. We had two colors, whereas this one here, I want a bit of a medley and it's basically we've done gradients before. Okay, so with layer zero selected, I'm gonna click on a fix and I'm going to go to gradient overlay and mine remembers what I did last yours is going to look a little bit more boring like this. Okay, so yours might look like this. What we need to do is first pick colors. So click in here now just so you know, there are some predetermined ones and I've hated on these for years. Like who needs that color. But then I was like, hey, was that always in there? It's kind of like instagram. Did instagram just click the button. I don't know. But these two are working for me, that one. Not so much. If you want to just the colors, you clicking them. Okay, so clicking this colored bar here and just double click the bottom house, move the sliders around until you get a color you like not that one canceled and canceled. Then it's all about blending it. Okay. We've looked at this before. It's the way this gradient blends with the images attached to the thing underneath. In this case it's going to be normal dissolved. Do nothing. Was going to work our way through dark and pretty cool all of a sudden, but don't be afraid to kind of work your way through. Okay, Multiply colors. Not very cool, linear burn. One of these was really cool. Now there's no right or wrong. You just work your way through until you find something and you're like, oh man, that was it. That's the cool stuff there. If you want to watch me. I'm just going to click on them all because we're at the end of the tutorial. So I am clicking maybe save you the clicking experience. You can just decide which one you want to jump to vivid light, vivid light is kind of cool. Right? It's kind of put it on parts of the black but not in the white parts. So many different effects, wow, that's pretty cool. And flipped the inverse. You're getting bored Like I am now you can move on to the next video. The one I liked the most was I don't even remember. Not multiply, but you can play around with which way this goes okay. You can inverse it like we did with the gradients earlier scale. You can turn right down and I have totally wrecked mine now, but you get the idea right? So that is various uses of the half tone effect in adobe Photoshop. All right, I'll see you in the next video.