Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Halftone text, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects (2018).
- [Instructor] Here's how we can create…this halftone dot pattern effect on live text,…so that the text remains completely editable.…This is my starting state.…Now I need, first of all, to blur my letters,…so that they spread into the background,…but before I can do that,…I will need to combine my text with the background.…So I'll select the two layers…and then make them into a Smart Object.…Then I'm going to come to the Filter menu,…and use a blurring filter, Gaussian Blur.…
The exact amount will vary according to your preference…and to the size of the type that you're working with.…I'm going to use a value of 30 pixels.…So by doing this, we introduced some gray values…to the edges of the type, so we're now in a position…to return to the Filter menu and come to Pixellate…and choose Color Halftone.…Even though this is going to be a black and white halftone,…this is the better filter to use.…
There is, as you may know, another halftone filter,…but it doesn't do nearly as good a job in this context.…Now the first time you come to the Color Halftone filter,…
- Illustrating a concept
- Modifying letterforms
- Creating distressed text with a displacement map
- Creating effects such as smoky or fiery type
- Painting type with custom brushes
- Creating print-inspired type effects
- Working with multilayered type
- Creating a type portrait
- Creating nostalgic type treatments
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Textureswith Nigel French1h 47m Intermediate
1. Simple Type Effects
2. Damaged and Distressed Type
3. Real-World Type Effects
4. Print-Inspired Type Effects
5. Type and Pattern
6. Type Portraits
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