Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an authentic mezzotint, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters (2015).
Mezzotint is an intaglio printing process invented in the mid 17th century. …Like half tones, it breaks a continuous tone image down to a pattern of tiny dots. …Mezzotints are inherently monochromatic. That said, if you want to apply the …Mezzotint filter to a color image, there's nothing stopping you. …But if you do that, it's important to know that you will get better results …with a CMYK image than with an RGB image. Now, whether or not you can discern the …subtle difference on the video, I'm not sure.…
But if I zoom in on the RGB image, to which the Mezzotint filter has been …applied, fine dots, we see these undesirable, very bright red dots. …That's not something that will happen with the CMYK version. …It's not great, but it's better. But we really want something that looks …like a Mezzotint, and that's what I have here. …This is a bitmap image, i.e., all of its pixels are either 100% black or 100% white.…
But we get an amazing range of tonality from this image. …And this is going to involve using not the Mezzotint filter at all. …
- Understanding the importance of Smart Filters
- Sharpening with filters
- Creative use of filter blend modes
- Painting in the effect of a filter using filter masks
- Combining filters
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Sharpening: What Every Designer Needs to Know
3. Blurring for Effect
4. Artistic Filters
5. Brush Strokes Filters
6. Working with the Distort Filters
7. Effective Use of the Pixelate Filters
8. Using the Render Filters
9. Creative Use of the Sketch Filters
10. Working with the Stylize Filters
11. Using the Texture Filters
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
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