View Full Version : halftone effect

07 July 2007, 12:09 AM
Anyone have any suggestions for a nifty halftone effect? The effect I'm looking for is one similar to PhotoShop's halftone filter, which produces scanlines across the image (not to be confused with the scanline node in Shake). Any plug-ins out there that do this?

Thanks in advance.

07 July 2007, 03:28 AM
Figured it out - I just brought in a halftone pattern, scanlines, from Photoshop on a transparency and laid it over the image in Shake. There's probably a plug-in that costs more than Shake that can do this, but there you go...

07 July 2007, 10:52 PM
Although you found a workaround, I took this on as a personal challenge. I made a macro for this at It creates dots sized proportionally to the brightness of each channel. You can pick dot size, screen angle and offset, plus there's a soften parameter to prevent jaggies.

You can look under the hood to see what's going on. A hint: the first ColorX rotates the coordinate space according to the parameters, and the second ColorX creates the dots.

07 July 2007, 09:12 PM
Nice work, pgraham! Nice going on this. I can't wait to give it a try - I'm in the middle of a couple of projects, circling between them, but I'm keen to check this out.

Many thanks, and I hope others find this useful too.

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