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?
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.