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    Default Shading in Illustrator for print

    Okay, i am trying to get my first actual screenprint done. My question is this:
    I want to create a shade similar to this

    http://www.gigposters.com/posters.php?poster=35114

    on the skin of someone but can afford another color. I am using Illustrator to put this thing together. Is there a way to use black as a halftone to get an extra level on the piece?

    I did use Effects>Pixelate>Color Halftone. Setting of 4 and Used Multiply under Transparency to get rid of the white. Problem is the halftone looks pretty good but it is fuzzy, not crisp like the vector lines in the rest of the piece. Is there a good shading technique that keeps clean edges?

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    The only thing I can think of is using a transparent base to overprint the shadows. Or perhaps a diffusion dither halftone in photoshop, with the color at lower percentage when you place it into illustrator and such. Or perhaps all new colors for those areas, a couple of shades darker. Or perhaps hold out for Goodtimes like robschwager said.

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    Yeah, shading stuff like that can be accomplished with just a few colors—you just need to know what covers up what and a big jar of transparent base.

    Jordan Crane's prints at Reddingk are tons of fun to look at and try to figure out the seperations.[/url]

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    You could try and underprint the shadows with a solid, too. If you use a dark shadow color and your skin ink is somewhat transparent it will show through slightly.

    Or if you're printing on a dark color and are using white, print a white base under the skin color for highlight areas. Then the shadows will be naturally darker.

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    I like the transparent base idea. That may work good. And the underprinting could work too. Thing is I am just starting this out and getting that screen would be my easier option right now.

    Time is running out...

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    yeah use transparent inks. Go into illustrator and do a "hard mix" with some of the colors you're using and see what it makes.
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    Also, one your black seperation make the area you want to shade black and tint it back to 30%-50%.
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    Duly noted. That would definately help it from getting too muddy.

    Richie, you out there to help out too?

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