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    Question Question about grunge halftone technique

    Hey all, I'm new obviously. I've been designing for 5 years, mostly corporate stuff, but recently I've been trying to learn some techniques for my personal design. I just recently found this site and think it is just great. I wish I would have found it sooner.

    Anyway, I'm trying to figure out this whole halftone thing. I know how to create them, but I'm trying to figure out how to create a more grungy halftone like this poster from Aesthetic Apparatus.

    http://www.aestheticapparatus.com/ad...A_fullsize.JPG

    Is it just a texture that was converted to a halftone or is it a halftone with a texture layer mask? Or is it a result of a screen printing technique? I know there is not just one way to do this, but I wanted to know if there is a more common way.

    Thanks.

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    the only real way is to find pre-digital source material like old newspapers or magazines and build collection of halftoned textures then xerox them until you getthe 'right' amount of degradation on an old optical lens xerox machine (good luck finding one) OR go insane and set up an old stat camera and somehow magically find the correct optical mesh polarizing filters that where used to make halftones 1920-1987 or so.

    otherwise, its still just going to look all digital and crappy.

    for it to REALY look right, you need to assemble it all at 100% purely analog-paste-up and then shoot your transparency full size on the aforementioned analog optical stat camera and burn your screen.

    ANY scanning or digital translation will ruin the effect.


    have fun!

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    Yeah finding that stuff will be hard. I may be able to find some of the old newspapers/magazines, but the other stuff, probably not.

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    I still have all my halftone filters from the early 90s which I used with a 30' Brown copy camera. Those were the days. Now the closest you'll be able to find is out-putting to an imagesetter then tweak accordingly.

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    What is the 30' Brown copy camera used for?

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    doorstops, these days.
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    they were used for shooting film positives
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
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    would the zip a tone stuff in the premium member section be what he's looking for?

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    I do this shit digitally all the damned time. I have many tricks.

    Photoshop is the most powerful stat camera there is if you know what you're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes View Post
    I do this shit digitally all the damned time. I have many tricks.

    Photoshop is the most powerful stat camera there is if you know what you're doing.
    Still never a true halftone. One could get a rip but still not the same.

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