Halftone Effect in Photoshop

Emulate Print Techniques in Photoshop - Part 1

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Create a Traditional Newsprint Style Effect in Photoshop

This is the first in a series of videos about how to emulate traditional print styles using ordinary Photographs in Photoshop.

Halftone is an effect used in newspapers and magazines to reproduce images using just one colour.

The technical challenge that is overcome by halftone is how to create the impression of a range of tones, but only using solid dots of colour.

This is achieved by changing the ratio of dots to background. In this example we go for the classic black dots on a white background.

The filter used in this video is available in older versions of Photoshop too, but the filter menu may be somewhat different to that in Photoshop CS6.

Halftone Effect in Photoshop