Tag: pop art

Creating a Halftone Pattern in Photoshop for that Pop-Art Feel
by Lesa Snider

If you look closely at a professionally printed newspaper or magazine, you’ll notice the images are made from millions of tiny dots (typically circles, but sometimes diamonds or squares). To prevent overlap, the dots are printed at specific angles according to ink color, creating a pattern called “halftone” (versus the “continuous tone” of an inkjet print). In this issue you’ll learn two ways to create a halftone pattern for a pop-art feel.

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Hard Mix Tricks
by Scott Valentine

When you think of useful blending modes, I’m going to bet that Hard Mix doesn’t show up at the top of your list. At first glance, it looks like a one-trick wonder, useful mostly for creating quirky pop art. Of course, there’s more to it than meets the eye, so let’s see what there is to discover about this underappreciated Photoshop tool.

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