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This tutorial covers how you can achieve the halftone effect with your images similar to the image shown below and as in my skin: [url=http://www.createblog.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40754]Prototype // I think I'm in love again[/url].

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1) We're going to use the following image of the beautiful Alicia Keys for this tutorial. Go ahead and open it up in Photoshop.

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2) Using the marquee tool, select within the border of the image, as shown below.

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3) Now we're going to invert our selection: Select >> Inverse.

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4) Switch into Quick Mask Mode by clicking once on the icon highlighted below (or press the letter Q on your keyboard). Now your image should look as though there is a red semi transparent box over your image.

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5) Next, apply the Color Halftone filter: Filter >> Pixelate >> Color Halftone. When the prompt comes up, input 8 as the maximum radius. Do not worry about the other values.

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6) When the prompt comes up, input 8 as the maximum radius. Do not worry about the other values. Hit OK. Now it should look as tho a big red semi transparent blob is floating on top of the image, as shown below.

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7) Exit Quick Mask mode by clicking once on the icon highlighted below.

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8) At this point, there's going to be tiny little dots that are part of the selection inside the border of the image. You can't see them right now, but trust me, they are there and we want to get rid of them. Take your rectangular marquee tool and while pressing and holding the ALT button, select within the halftone border, as shown below.

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When you release the marquee tool, the selection should disappear, or what you have should look no different from what we had in step 7.

9) Lastly, hit the BACKSPACE or DELETE button on your keyboard to delete the selected part of the image. Your final image should look somewhat like the following:

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Of course you can go much further than this using other Photoshop techniques. Try experimenting with the maximum radius value in step 6 to achieve different results. Be creative and have fun.

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Love Halftone

By LaDeeJenn on Jul 10, 2009 12:43 pm

NICE THANKS!!

By missk on Apr 30, 2008 12:46 pm

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