In reading about getting good half tone results, I see people disparaging the photoshop half tone filter.
I assume that they are referring to the process that I have been using, which involves going into grey scale mode, then bit map mode, then choosing type of dot (ellipse, circle, etc), then choosing lpi
Iíve spent a lot of time and endured a lot of frustration trying to work with half tones.
There has been some success with 75 lpi with a 305 screen. But there have been a lot of failures as well.
But if thereís a better method than photoshop, Iíd very much like to know what it is and how to use it.
Also, I read about someone who said that his halftones really popped when he switched from a home made halogen setup to a better constructed exposure table that used multiple florescent tubes.
The shop I work out of has had such a table for years, but I, having been told that a single point light source was very important to get good detail, have used a halogen, space bag/vacuum cleaner set up to have single point. This insistence has been the source of bemusement/amusement for my fellow shop users. And the spacebags tend to be troublesome after a few sues when it comes to sitting flat against the screen and positive.
Any clarifications here would be welcome.