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    Default to halftone or not to halftone?

    Hi. Did a bit of digging through threads and couldn't quite find this addressed, though I learned a helluva lot about doing halftones!

    I have some line art that's a pen sketch, there's some very detailed parts -- cross hatching with a ball-point size pen, basically.

    I've got some 230 mesh screens, printing to paper. Can you get away with just laying a transparency of the drawing or is it best to do halftones? Would cross-hatched, darker parts basically turn to a solid color without halftones?

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    can you post a pic?
    I'm guessing it would look like crap halftoned,
    but you could scan it in, halftone it, and judge for yourself
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    thanks Steve

    this isn't the final, but it'll be similarly sketched in pen:



    some goofy wizard bullshit for a metal show.

    scaled down, obviously, but you can see the line detail and how dark it gets in the mouth/etc.

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    that should be fine.
    especially if you're blowing it up from the original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jep View Post
    thanks Steve

    this isn't the final, but it'll be similarly sketched in pen:



    some goofy wizard bullshit for a metal show.

    scaled down, obviously, but you can see the line detail and how dark it gets in the mouth/etc.
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

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    this man, he understands the art of wizardry.

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    Cool, I'll give it a go with no halftones, thanks steve w

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    Did you search for wholetones yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes View Post
    Did you search for wholetones yet?

    I found 'em:


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    Quote Originally Posted by jep View Post
    I found 'em:

    heyoooo!

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