Make a Halftone Border

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I did this tutorial in Photoshop CS3 Extended which is why some of you may have problems. However, that does't mean this tutorial won't work in other versions of Photoshop. Just try it out.

Feeling retro-ish right now? Well get your fix here. My tutorial will teach you how to do one of those cute retro/dotty borders. It's simplier than it sounds. I'll be using the talented Mrs. Gwen Stefani. Here's the before:

Here's the after:

On your marks. Get set. Go! :)

001.First things first. Open up your picture.

002.Select your Rectangle Marquee Tool (M).

003.Make a border on your picture like so:

004.Now go Select>Inverse.

005.Now click on your "Edit in Quick Mask Mode" button. The keyboard shortcut for that is "Q".

006.Now go Filter>Pixelate>Color Halftone.

007.If you have a big picture, enter 50 as you Max. Radius. If it's kind of like medium size like mine is, you can use 25 as your Max. Radius.

008.Now go back to standard mode by pressing the "Edit in Quick Mask Mode" button.

009.Now press "backspace" & do a ctrl+d & you have your final product!

If you got lost or have any questions, comment the tutorial & I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :D

Tutorial Comments

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i can not do the ninth step. i have adobe photoshop 7. when o click delete it says rasteorize. What is that?

By funsized10 on Jun 26, 2009 12:16 am

this tut is soooo easy to do..tnx!

By aleli14 on Jan 14, 2009 3:37 am

love it!!!!!

By MiiszBreezii on Oct 13, 2008 12:17 am

Very nice I love it!

By kaylag on Jun 30, 2008 4:38 am

use the apple key in place of control

By BabygirlSoMajorPromo on Jun 28, 2008 5:53 pm

ummm the shortcuts do not work on my computer because i have a mac, so what do i do when i reach 009 ??

By codz001 on May 31, 2008 9:38 pm


By xkrisxo on May 23, 2008 12:02 am


By XxDanceToThisBeatxX on May 5, 2008 4:49 am

cooolllllll =]

By N4th4li3L on Apr 13, 2008 12:39 am

hey first off thank you for the tutorial my question is after i get to the point where i have to click the quick mask mode off and click delete i dont get the finish product of the picture instead everything disappears i also have photoshop cs3 also and it didnt work please help!!! muahz thank you ^-^

By mzkinkyz17 on Apr 3, 2008 9:06 am
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Tutorial Details

Author manny-the-dino View profile
Submitted on Nov 14, 2007
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Reviewer tripvertigo View profile
Approved on Nov 14, 2007