Halftone Triple Technique Tutorial

Halftones: those cool little dots that create lovely tonal values, yet still maintain that flat, graphic look. If you search “how to do halftones” on Google or YouTube, you’ll find that there are a number of ways to achieve this effect. Here at the Arsenal, we tasked our designer Jordan Wong to find the best methods to share with you!

The Halftone Triple Technique Tutorial (check out that alliteration) brings you not only step-by-step instructional videos (over three hours of content) on three different techniques in both Adobe (CS5) Illustrator and Photoshop , but also information and working resources. By learning through example illustrations, custom-made by Jordan Wong, you will soon be creating masterpieces and getting asked left and right, “How did you make those sweet halftones?”

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Dot & Line Pattern Swatches Technique

Create line and dot pattern swatches along with how to fully customize them for your aesthetic needs. This technique is great for a uniform look and creating solid shaded areas. (15 minutes)


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Gradient to Halftone Technique

Using the Color Halftone Effect, turn gradient-filled shapes into beautiful tonal halftones. Give your vector illustration gradation and depth with those little fun dots. (1 hr, 28 minutes)


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Brush Tool Shading to Halftone Technique

Prefer to work on a drawing tablet or fancy Wacom Cintiq? Excellent. Use the brush tool to create controlled values of gray, which is then transformed into precise halftone shading. (1 hour, 40 minutes)


Resources Included

This tutorial includes:

  • Introduction video
  • Step-by-step instructional videos (qty 5) outlining the three different halftone techniques – Brush Tool Shading to Halftone, Dot & Line Pattern, Gradient to Halftone Techniques (3 hours, 23 minutes of content!)
  • Line & dots pattern swatches (an AI file of pre-made swatch patterns for your usage)
  • Quick reference guides on halftone settings and appearances
  • Full working files of the example illustrations!

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Specs

Download Size: 20gb
Tutorial Length: 3 hours, 23 minutes
Number of Files: 12
File Types: .MOV, .PDF, .JPG, .PSD, .AI

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By: Go Media

Go Media is the team of artists and designers that started The Arsenal in 2006. We combine the artistry of illustration and the sensibility of design with a twist of entrepreneurial magic.


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