Demonstrating multiple layers of dots using only the custom shape
"hexagon" supplied with Halftone™, all using the triangle grid layout mode.
The big honeycomb was created in two layers with identical settings except
brightness of the source image, which results in smaller and bigger "dots. A
specially created image was used as source for these dots.
The layer of honeycomb lines was created by cutting hexagons (this time
using the "solid" source mode) from a solid black layer. The white and black
shading was done using the same settings but using the image as source.
White shading used an inverted image and inverted dot colors. Both shading
layers were blurred slightly.
A composition of several heavily processed photographs with Halftone
used to create the halftone "outlines" of the person and the text.
Four separate layers of music-themed custom shapes (a clef and three
notes), applied with full shape-rotation jitter and random mirroring. Each
layers was individually hand-drawn to encircle the piano keyboard.
Fine-tuned radial waves and "source image" background mode to show a
pattern of simple dots that seem to follow the skin of the elephant in this
The most effective custom shapes are simple and have no unnecessary
detail. This surfer image demonstrates how applying three independant layers
of a simple shape but with different settings can create unique designs.
Use of the four card suit shapes included with Halftone on eight
different gradient layers to create a complex border. The corners of the
layers are erased using a very soft brush and the some parts of the inside
is erased to remove some dots at unwanted locations.
Pentagram custom shape with high rotational jitter and 50% placement
jitter applied to a gradient image with transparency for the background.
The resulting image was then cut and transformed to more closely match the
shape of the car and mixed using Linear Burn.
Areas outside the "painted" area were erased by hand afterwards.
Copper color was set afterwards by filling the halftone layer whilst
Custom shape applied to a gradient image (blurred white
box in black border) with rotational jitter and background transparency.
The image of the cats is an underlying layer not used in the Halftone
Print/press CMYK halftone dithering effect.
Applied a standard halftone effect to the independent color channels of a
Using 15° rotation for Cyan, 75° for Magenta, 90° for Yellow and 45°
for Black (K).
These are the same angles as used in printers for color images.
A simple grayscale photo processed using the default settings and pasted
into a scanned newspaper layout.
Identical halftone effect using default circles shape, applied to the
independent color channels of an RGB image with 30° rotation steps
starting from 15°.
Similar to common print/press halftone dithering, but here applied to the
additive RGB color model for novelty value.
This example demonstrates several of the deformations available in
The orthogonal waves are most apparent in this example.
Custom star shape applied twice (at different sizes) to a girls'
portrait. Due to a transparent background the star pattern could be
layered on top of a flag design using a shadow effect layer.