Making charcoal-y/stipple-y looking shading. I see it a lot on here...help!
So, I see this effect a lot--basically a charcoa- esque shading on something. I do it sometimes by making a halftone of gradient and then pasting it back in but I'm wondering if there is an easier way, especially when I see it used to just "edge" something--almost looks like a Photoshop brush. Here's what I'm talking about:
and this is really weird:
Can anyone think of an easier way to get that "stippled" look than what I described?