Hi, I need some help to improve my designs, I want to start to use halftones... how can I do that?

Does it first have to be made in photoshop and then it's a live trace live paint action in illustrator?

Thanks!

By the way, check my website... :)

www.quieronopal.com
  • Geoff May

    yup
  • molasses4masses

    Hang on, I'll post you a resource link.
  • molasses4masses

  • quakerninja

    It depends on the mesh of the screens so, some printers prefer you don't mettle with it and just let them do it for you, saves them having to clean up any mistakes later.
  • oscarface

    Well, I print my designs.. so there is no problem with that.
    Thanks molasses4masses
  • oscarface

    molasses4masses, I have read the tutorial, and is awesome... but I have a doubt.. How is that all that artwork can be vectorized? Live trace, live paint?.. or with the pen tool?
  • Matt Borchert

    oscarface said: molasses4masses, I have read the tutorial, and is awesome... but I have a doubt.. How is that all that artwork can be vectorized? Live trace, live paint?.. or with the pen tool?

    Well if you drew it in photoshop at full scale, you wouldn't have to run it into vectors.

    Or you could run a live trace, or Cocoapotrace.
  • molasses4masses

    oscarface said: molasses4masses, I have read the tutorial, and is awesome... but I have a doubt.. How is that all that artwork can be vectorized? Live trace, live paint?.. or with the pen tool?

    Yeah, probably live trace and playing with the settings.
  • oscarface

    I've just watch the video from "employee of the month" http://www.emptees.com/tees/137011-employee-of-the-month and I see that DeeDeeKid used another technique to do the halftone directly in Illustrator. How can I do that?
  • quakerninja

    I am skeptical of halftones in Illustrator but it's found under effect/pixelate/color halftone
    Or effect/sketch/halftone pattern.
    -Tip if you select the effects from the appearance panel/FX menu and not the top effects tab its more editable for some reason.
    (I don't use it much but I saw it explained on adobe tv somewhere.)

    I have know idea the reason for why half the things are the way they are in adobe brand products.

    Or you can make your own dot pattern with just a tiny ass circle and fiddling with the blend tool.
  • oscarface

    Thanks quakerninja! :)
  • quakerninja

    Let me know how it works, I never tried it myself.

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