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    Default better halftones

    i havent reached 500 posts yet so i guess im still at noob status but i was hoping to get some help with halftones.

    Ive searched the forums and im still not really understanding why photoshop halftones are bad. What would be a better way to make them? from scratch in illustrator? not asking anyone to devulge too much info about their technique, just looking for a good resource to learn more.

    also there was a poster that had a lot of good halftone discussion in it about a month ago but i lost the link if anyone knows what im talking about.

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    500?
    I had 500 in the first week.

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    we pretty much halftone everything through our RIP system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennyschmickle View Post
    500?
    I had 500 in the first week.
    i had 500 posts my first day, melia had 500 in her first 14 minutes here.

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    I make halftones in photoshop, by choosing Image > Mode > Bitmap > Halftone Screen > and then the settings of my choice.
    I just like to see what they'll look like before printing. Plus I don't use a RIP, I send them (separations) out to a blueprint shop as PDFs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel View Post
    i had 500 posts my first day, melia had 500 in her first 14 minutes here.
    i should start posting my responses in one word intervals to catch up

    i guess im looking to learn how to use them more in my designs, not really for prepress purposes

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    i would think there is some sort of plug in out there that can actually make a decent halftone.

    try working at 1200 dpi, maybe that will produce a finer halftone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennyschmickle View Post


    I make halftones in photoshop, by choosing Image > Mode > Bitmap > Halftone Screen > and then the settings of my choice.
    I just like to see what they'll look like before printing. Plus I don't use a RIP, I send them (separations) out to a blueprint shop as PDFs.
    ok, thats what i do, whats the problem with that, ive heard alot of crtiticism with doing it that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair Design View Post
    ok, thats what i do, whats the problem with that, ive heard alot of crtiticism with doing it that way
    it's a sloppy dot.

    but if you are using huge dots, like 20lpi or someting it doesn;t really matter that much.

    honestly, if you are happy with the results of the way you are doing it then fuck what everyone else thinks about psd halftones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel View Post


    honestly, if you are happy with the results of the way you are doing it then fuck what everyone else thinks about psd halftones.
    works for me, thanks

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