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Several of my shirts have colors which look gray from a distance, but up close are closely packed dots of black. I am working on a design that is going to need some grayscale on top of colors, so to prevent going over the color limit, how do you I this black-to-gray trick?
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    83 weeks ago
    it's halftones. if you go on youtube and serch halftones for (whichever programe you are using) there should be videos that show you step by step
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    82 weeks ago
    I found one for GIMP, but it wasn't very clear. If I lasso a section (the whole thing isn't grayscale), can I just do that one section in halftone? Also, what specs must we use to make the halftone printable?
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    82 weeks ago
    sorry but i can't help you i use inkscape, and i havn't subed any ideas yet. but i'm sure there are other people that can help.
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    82 weeks ago
    StoicPariah said: I found one for GIMP, but it wasn't very clear. If I lasso a section (the whole thing isn't grayscale), can I just do that one section in halftone? Also, what specs must we use to make the halftone printable?


    I'll try to summarize what I tried on Photoshop: I used color range selection on the red channel halftone circles to create a cookie cutter for halftone. Then I inverted the selection so I could delete and leave behind halftone circles of an existing shape. Like removing the extra dough and leaving behind the cookies.
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    82 weeks ago
    razubi said:
    StoicPariah said: I found one for GIMP, but it wasn't very clear. If I lasso a section (the whole thing isn't grayscale), can I just do that one section in halftone? Also, what specs must we use to make the halftone printable?



    I'll try to summarize what I tried on Photoshop: I used color range selection on the red channel halftone circles to create a cookie cutter for halftone. Then I inverted the selection so I could delete and leave behind halftone circles of an existing shape. Like removing the extra dough and leaving behind the cookies.


    Thanks for the help. I mostly use PAINT.NET and today I found a halftone plugin that is really easy to use and works pretty well, but I've only tried it for grayscale, so I've yet to see if I could use it for colorful halftones.


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