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Kristan Jan Q. Franco is rooted from General Santos City, and is a 20-year old student of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University. With the course Information Technology, he is into web designing, graphic designs, ads, and photography. Having been introduced into digital tools such as Adobe Photoshop and CSS coding, he began designing variety of graphics in his high school days. When he stepped into college, his interests expanded. With a cheap digicam and a Single Lens Reflex camera, he was engaged into photography and sees it as a hobby. Read more about KFranco »

Half-tone effect for Photos in just a minute

Posted by Kristan Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another great basic photo effect is turning it into a half-toned photo,in which the approach of the effect is somewhat retro. You can create this effect in JUST A MINUTE or two.

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To start, open your Adobe Photoshop, as well as your choice of photo that would be applied with this effect:

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Then, duplicate the photo layer and label each one of them as the original and the halftone copy.

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After duplicating, be sure to select the duplicated layer, the one you named as 'half-tone layer'. In the menu bar go to FILTER > SKETCH > HALFTONE. Set the values of the halftone accordingly. In my photo I set the size to 1 and the contrast to 10.

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After applying the halftone effect, change the blending options of the 'halftone layer' to LINEAR LIGHT.

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Here is the final output! A simple halftone effect for your photo:

I reduce the opacity of the halftone layer to lessen the contrast applied.

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