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Creating a custom .AHS file

Feb 28, 2012 1:11 PM

Tags: #custom #help #cs5.5 #shapes #photoshop_cs5 #halftone #adobe_photoshop_5.0 #halftone_image #custom_halftone #custom_shapes

Hi, I would like to create a halftone image using a custom shape in the "Halftone Screen" dialog box. i.e. using a custom shape I created instead of the standard "round" "diamond" etc. Basically what I want to know is - if it is possible - how does one create a custom .AHS file containing a custom shape you created so as to create a halftone image.

 
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    Feb 28, 2012 1:20 PM   in reply to Namdesigner
     
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    Feb 28, 2012 1:32 PM   in reply to Namdesigner

    Use the load button to load your custom shape.

     

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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 28, 2012 1:33 PM   in reply to Namdesigner

    Hm, interesting...  You used to be able to save .ahs files from within the Options section of the Print with Preview dialog, but I don't see that capability with the current Photoshop (CS5).  I never noticed that it vanished.

     

    This is from Photoshop CS3:

     

    PSCS3Print.jpg

     

    -Noel

     
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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Feb 28, 2012 3:46 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Noel, it's been removed because of postscripts issues: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3438135#3438135

     
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    Feb 28, 2012 7:06 PM   in reply to Namdesigner

    Not exactly what you asked for, but here is a very brief description of how to get a custom halftoned grayscale image; do not know if you are interested in grayscale.

     

    Convert your image to grayscale (if needed)

    Make a seamless repeating pattern of the design you want and name and save it.

    Click on Image>mode>bit map

    Set (experiment) Output resolution

    Set Method to custom pattern & choose your newly named pattern.

     

    Here is a quick example using  some pattern that ships with Photoshop. Don't know if this is useful to you, but it is fun to play with.

     

    Paulo

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