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How to create an Image Halftone effect

Author: Carl Heaton
He is our senior instructor and originally from Manchester UK. Carl teaches our Web Design and Online Marketing Courses.
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Laura from Webcoursesbangkok this week shows you how to add an halftone effect to an image.

This technique is great for adding a halftone effect to images. An image with a halftone effect will look cool in any webpage header or just as an element to spice up your site.

This is what we’re going to do:

Here is how to make it:

1. First of all select the image. When you have opened the image, the first step is to make it black and white to be able to use the halftone screen option of Photoshop.

To make your picture black and white go to Image > Mode > Grayscale, if your asked to flatten your image select Flatten.

2.Now go to Image > Mode > Bitmap. You will first get a window asking what method you want to use, select Halftone screen and press ok. You will nog get another window where you can set some options for halftone screen, I used a frequency of 400 and set the shape to Ellipse.

Your image should now look like the one below:

3. Select the entire image with ctrl + a and copy the selection with ctrl + c. Now undo all actions you have done so that you end up with the original image. Paste the selection with ctrl + v. In the new layer containing the halftone select Soft Light as blending option.

Here’s your Halftone image!

4. Now with the Magic Wand tool select the red part of the ladybug. Be sure to select the entire part. Click on Select > Inverse and then press ctrl + u. Delete the saturation by typing -100 into the saturation window value.

Weel done!

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