5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 11, 2006 5:15 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Halftones?

    tonepot
      Will someone please explain how to create halftones in Fireworks?

      Thanks!
        • 1. Re: Halftones?
          Level 7
          tonepot wrote:
          > Will someone please explain how to create halftones in Fireworks?
          >
          > Thanks!

          If you are referring to halftone screens for print purposes (ink on
          paper), you can't. FW is not designed to be a print app.

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          • 2. Re: Halftones?
            tonepot Level 1
            quote:

            Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
            tonepot wrote:
            > Will someone please explain how to create halftones in Fireworks?
            >
            > Thanks!

            If you are referring to halftone screens for print purposes (ink on
            paper), you can't. FW is not designed to be a print app.




            I guess what I'm asking is, can the halftone effect described in this tutorial be replicated in Fireworks:

            http://www.melissaclifton.com/tutorial-popart.html

            Thanks!



            • 3. Re: Halftones?
              Level 7
              tonepot wrote:
              >
              quote:

              Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
              > tonepot wrote:
              > > Will someone please explain how to create halftones in Fireworks?
              > >
              > > Thanks!
              >
              > If you are referring to halftone screens for print purposes (ink on
              > paper), you can't. FW is not designed to be a print app.
              >
              >

              >
              > I guess what I'm asking is, can the halftone effect described in this tutorial
              > be replicated in Fireworks:
              >
              > http://www.melissaclifton.com/tutorial-popart.html
              >
              > Thanks!
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >

              Several of the features used in PS for this effect are not available in
              FW. For example, FW only has one color mode - RGB. There is no true
              Bitmap or Greyscale Mode either. Also there is no instant function such
              as Threshold available.

              That said, I was able to get something put together that looks somewhat
              similar, using masks, textures and some Live filters. You can have a
              look at it by following the link below. A new texture would need to be
              created to eliminate the grid like appearance. One thin I learned is you
              really need the right image. The photo I used - of my nephew playing
              hockey, kinda works except his uniform is pretty dark.

              If this is approaching what you are looking for, I can post the PNG file
              for you to dissect.

              http://www.newmediaservices.ca/jim_babbage/myles_halftone.gif

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              • 4. Halftones?
                tonepot Level 1
                Jim:

                Thanks for going to the trouble of trying to figure this out. I was assured in several other forums elsewhere that halftoning, exactly like that in the Photoshop tutorial, could be achieved in Fireworks although I couldn't get anyone to explain how. Obviously, you know more about this than I do, and I'll take your word for it that it cannot be reproduced exactly. I exhausted everything I knew about Fireworks and was slowly figuring it out for myself that it couldn't be done, at least exactly.

                Your solution comes fairly close considering the fact that you didn't have several necessary key elements in Fireworks that Photoshop has. For example, if you look at the front of the jersey in your example, the halftoning effect came out rather well. As you said, starting out with the right image is probably important. I would like to try it with a number of different images to see what type is best.

                Would you have the time to post the steps you took to achieve this effect?

                Thanks!

                • 5. Re: Halftones?
                  Level 7
                  tonepot wrote:
                  > Jim:
                  >
                  > Thanks for going to the trouble of trying to figure this out. I was assured in
                  > several other forums elsewhere that halftoning, exactly like that in the
                  > Photoshop tutorial, could be achieved in Fireworks although I couldn't get
                  > anyone to explain how. Obviously, you know more about this than I do, and I'll
                  > take your word for it that it cannot be reproduced exactly. I exhausted
                  > everything I knew about Fireworks and was slowing figuring it out for myself
                  > that it couldn't be done, at least exactly.
                  >
                  > Your solution comes fairly close considering the fact that you didn't have
                  > several necessary key elements in Fireworks that Photoshop has. For example, if
                  > you look at the front of the jersey in your example, the halftoning effect came
                  > out rather well. As you said, starting out with the right image is probably
                  > important. I would like to try it with a number of different images to see what
                  > type is best.
                  >
                  > Would you have the time to post the steps you took to achieve this effect?
                  >
                  > Thanks!
                  >
                  >
                  >

                  I don't have time to post the steps right now, but email me off list and
                  I will send you the PNG file.

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