Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Beyond the Mezzotint filter, part of Photoshop for Designers: Textures (2011).
Mezzotint is an old printing technique and if you've seen the Wall Street…Journal the way they used to reproduce their halftones is, I don't know it…that's a mezzotint, but it's kind of reminiscent of the mezzotint like effect.…That's where we're going for here.…Now this may not be an authentic mezzotint, but it's going to be an…interesting effect.…That's what we're after.…One way we are certainly not going to create the mezzotint is by using…Photoshop's Mezzotint filter, because it really isn't very good.…Let's just see what this would do to it though.…
If I run this filter it's in the Pixelate group.…I'd make it grayscale first.…So let's say we do that, and then we do that.…I'm not crazy about that.…It's not very effective.…It's always just a mush.…So we need to control how we're making this mezzotint.…So I'm going to set the image back to the way it was when we came in and to…start out we're going to make the image black and white.…Since I think most mezzotints would be monochromatic, and then we're going to…
- Using render filters
- Applying textures with the Texturizer filter
- Adding noise and film grain
- Matching grain when cloning
- Aging photos
- Blending textures with layer masks
- Applying texture to an uneven surface
- Creating texture brushes
- Building density with brush settings
- Applying texture to type
- Finding, downloading and installing actions
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the movie, "Finding, downloading, and installing actions" Nigel directs me to a page at Adobe.com that no longer exists to download a Photoshop action. What happened to it?
1. Patterns Versus Textures
Working with textures6m 52s
2. Using the Render Filters
3. Using the Texture Filters
4. Adding Noise and Grain
5. Aging Photos
6. Combining Textures with Blending Modes and Layer Masks
7. Creating Textures with Artistic and Sketch Filters
8. Creating Sampled Brushes
9. Type and Texture
10. Automating Textures
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