How to create the Dotted Halftone Poster Effect – Photoshop CC Essentials [42/86]


Hi there, this video comes
with some exercise files… and a cheat sheet for Photoshop. There’ll be a link in
the description for those. It’s part of my larger course,
which you can go and check out. There’ll be a link there as well. All right, enjoy the video. Hello, Halftone lovers,
it’s Halftone dot Poster Effect time… where we take an image like this,
add some cool colors and some dots. We do a similar sort of thing
with some lines. We even add some gradients, and
dots, and terrible gradients. It’s a nice simple effect in Photoshop,
let’s get going. All right, it is Halftone time,
let’s go to ‘File’, let’s go to ‘Open’. And in your ‘Exercise Files’,
in ’06 Filters’… there’s two files, called
‘Halftone 01′ and ’02’. Thank you, Barret Ward
and Ben O’Sullivan. We’re going to start with this one here… and if you’re following along
with me, which you should be… just double check that your– yours is probably set to
black and white as default. If it’s not, click this small icon here,
it’ll change them back.. I’m on my ‘Move tool’ for no good reason
really, there’s no effect on this tutorial. And what we want to do is go up
to ‘Filter’, let’s go to ‘Filter Gallery’. In here, what you’re looking for is
the Sketch drop down. Look for Halftone pattern,
and we’re nearly there. My pattern type is set to ‘Dot’. Size and contrast really depends
on the image, and the look you want. So really depends here,
it’s time to kind of mess around. When you finish, click ‘OK’. And that is Halftone dots. Now those aren’t very
exciting Halftone dots. So what we’re going to do is
add a little bit of extra. So I’m going to go
‘Edit’, ‘Step Backward’. There’s two things we’re going to do. One is, we’re not going
to destroy our layer… because we did that before,
on the background layer… which just means that it can
never be changed back. So I went to ‘Edit’, “Undo’
and before I do it… I’m going to go to ‘Filter’,
‘Convert for Smart Filters’. Click ‘OK’, and it just means that… it’s going to apply like a topical cream
that we can take off… and our image is going to
be perfect underneath. What we’re also going to do is
add a couple of colors. You do that by making your foreground
and background color sit as a color. At the moment black and white
is what we got from that first go. So if you click the foreground color once
you can pick a color from in here. I’m going to pick one of my Swatches,
if you can’t see your Swatches up there… click ‘OK’, go to ‘Window’,
and go to ‘Swatches’… or just pick a color, any color. There they are, the Swatches. Now I want my foreground color… so I’m just going to click the white
thing in the background there. I’m going to pick one of my
other colors in here. I used these earlier for Gradient
in one of the other tutorials. Click ‘OK’. So now with a foreground and
background color ready to go… go to ‘Filter’, ‘Filter Gallery’ again,
and back to our ‘Sketch’. ‘Halftone Pattern’, and you see… we get this kind of a little
bit more exciting view. Now again, you can mess around
with these, if you click ‘OK’… the big difference between this
and last time is, it gets colorful. Can you see down here,
this can be turned on and off… plus I can double click on
the ‘Filter Gallery’… to go back and make an adjustment to it… crank the size of the dots up,
and the ‘Contrast’, click ‘OK’. That’s the better way of working. You can over here as well, this little
arrow, it’s switched them around. So what I’m going to do is
click my ‘Smart Filters’… and drag them into the trash. With them around the other way,
‘Filter’, ‘Filter Gallery’. You get the inverse,
where the shoes are the magenta… and the background is
more of that yellow color. If you want to apply it just to
the shoes, you’ll have to do a Mask first. So you go all the way back to the beginning
and use the Quick Selection Tool. Add a Layer Mask, like we did
in a previous tutorial. Let’s go a little bit deeper. So the second example
from Ben O’Sullivan… I’m going to show you how
to add a gradient to it… because I love gradients. I’m going to show you how
to do the lines version of it. So I’ve clicked this little icon,
makes it black and white again… which is what we need to
get started for the gradient. With the Layer selected,
don’t forget to go to… ‘Convert to Smart Filters’, click ‘OK’. Now go to ‘Filters’,
go to ‘Filter Gallery’… and back in here, in ‘Sketch,
in ‘Halftone’… we’re going to change it from the dot to–
I’ll show you a circle. I don’t really use it, you might
find a good use for it. Line’s kind of cool though. Size and Line, Contrast and Line,
all depends on what you are going for. I’m liking that. Let’s click ‘OK’. So it’s black and white, we can turn
it on and off, which is pretty cool… but what I’d like to do is add
a bit of a Gradient effect… but I want to keep the black… whereas in this example here, it was just
one or the other, we had two colors… whereas this one here,
I want a bit of a medley. Basically, we’ve done Gradients before… so with ‘Layer 0’ selected,
I’m going to click on ‘fx’… and I’m going to go to ‘Gradient Overlay’. Mine remembers what I did last. Yours is going to look a little bit
more boring like this. So yours might look like this. What we need to do is, first pick colors,
so click in here. Now just so you know,
there are some pre-determined ones… and I’ve hated all these for years,
I’m like, “Who needs that color?” But then I was like, “Hey, was that
always in there?… “It’s kind of like Instagram.” Did Instagram just click the button?
I don’t know… but these two are working for me,
that one was so much. If you want to adjust the colors,
you click on them… so click on this color bar here,
and just double click the bottom house. Move the sliders around until
you get a color you like. Not that one, cancel, Dan, cancel.
Then it’s all about blending it. We’ve looked at this before,
it’s the way this gradient… blends with the images attached to
with the thing underneath. In this case it’s going to be,
no Dissolve, do nothing. We’re just going to work our way through,
Darken, pretty cool, all of a sudden… but don’t be afraid to kind of
work your way through. Multiply, Color Burn, not very cool,
Linear Burn, one of these is really cool. Now there’s no right or wrong… you just work your way through
until you find something… and you’re like,
“Man, that’s the cool stuff there.” If you want to watch me,
I’m just going to click on them all… because we’re at the end of the tutorial,
so I am clicking. Maybe save you the clicking experience. You can just decide which one
you want to jump to. Vivid Light, oh, Vivid Light’s
kind of cool. It’s kind of put it on parts of the black,
but not in the white parts. So many different effects. Wow! That’s pretty cool,
it’s flipped the inverse. If you were getting bored, like I am now,
you can move on to the next video. The one I liked the most was,
I can’t even remember. Not Multiply, but you can play around
with which way this goes. You can inverse it like we did
with the gradients earlier; ‘Scale’. You can turn right down. I have totally wrecked mine now,
but you get the idea, right? So that is various uses of
the Halftone effect in Adobe Photoshop. I’ll see you in the next video. Hi, it’s me again. If you enjoyed the video… a thumbs up really helps me
in what I’m doing. Also consider subscribing to
my YouTube channel because… I release a video like this every week. Also know that this is part
of my larger course… so this is like a free part of it. There’s a larger course
called Photoshop Essentials. So you could go check that out. There’s a link in the description
for that full course. Also know that there’s exercise files,
those are free to download. Go check that out,
there’s a link in the description. Another link in the description
will be the cheat sheet. So I make, like a PDF cheat sheet
for Photoshop… with all the tips and tricks. You can print off and stick next to
your computer, and be more awesome. Link in the description. All right, that’s enough. haere rā

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