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How can I make a Halftone effect for a solid shape without a gradient?

Mar 8, 2013 2:16 PM

Tags: #illustrator #cs6 #objects #gradient #halftones

Hello all!

 

I am trying to make a shape made from the blob tool made into hafltones. I do not want it as a gradient, just equal sized halftones throughout the shape. Is this possible?

 

When I do it using Effects/pixilate/color haltone it makes multiple colored halftones, whereas I just want one color. And when I change the channel's it comes up with similar results. Does anybody know how to do this?

 

Thanks for you help!

 
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    Mar 8, 2013 2:54 PM   in reply to BdanQ

    Look for the script CircleFill here on the forum.

     

    Or try a pattern fill.

     
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    Mar 8, 2013 5:07 PM   in reply to BdanQ

    Is this the effect you're after? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1010010

     
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    Mar 8, 2013 5:17 PM   in reply to BdanQ

    I do not want it as a gradient, just equal sized halftones throughout the shape. Is this possible?

    Filling a shape with uniformly spaced, same-size halftone dots would not really be a halftone; it would be a tint screen...which is the same thing as a pattern fill of circles.

     

    JET

     
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    Mar 8, 2013 6:02 PM   in reply to JETalmage

    The Phantasm plug-in makes true vector halftones. It's pretty cool:

     

    http://www.astutegraphics.com/products/phantasm/designer.html

     
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    Oct 17, 2013 8:15 AM   in reply to BdanQ

    It took me a lot of looking to finally figure this out. Very frustrating as it seems like it should be much easier. First you make your shape and fill it with black. Then set it to whatever percentage tint you want (ie 50%, 80%, whatever.) Rasterize the object, then go Effect>Pixellate>Color Halftone. Here you will need to experiment with Max Radius to determine the dot size desired and screen angles. Once the effect is applied you should have a black and white dot pattern. Now you can live trace it and change the black to whatever color you want. Hope this helps!

     
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    Oct 17, 2013 9:16 AM   in reply to marmaranakliyat

    What information is required? Did I leave something out?

     
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