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52 Halftone Patterns by Faeriedreamer 52 Halftone Patterns by Faeriedreamer

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Seamless comic tone patterns I made at work while working on some Superman stuff. They're totally free and will work with
Illustrator CS+. If you use them for DA leave me a comment, I'd like to see what you guys do with them.



OH MY! A DD!! Thank you so much everyone! This is so exciting! Just the thing I needed to brighten my mood! :D


:star:HOW TO USE THEM:star:

-Open the PDF in Illustrator.

-Open the swatches pallet. There you should see all of the patterns. If they are not showing make sure that you have all swatches showing. (Theres a button at the bottom of the swatches pallet that looks like 3 overlapping squares. In CS4, when you click it you get a drop down menu.) Select "show all swatches".

-The easiest way to import them into the file you are working on is to select the boxes (not the swatches) you need and copy/paste them into the document you are working on. When you do this, the corresponding patterns will appear in the swatch pallet. (Again make sure pattern swatches are showing by clicking the 3 squares icon.)

-If you want to scale the pattern within a shape, select the shape(s) you want to adjust the pattern size in.

-Double click the Scale tool. You will get a dialogue box. Enter how much bigger or smaller you'd like the pattern to be in the "uniform" box. (values below 100 make it smaller, values above 100 make it bigger.) Check the preview box to see the effects in the shape(s). Make sure the only box you have checked in the options is "patterns". If you have anything else checked you will also be resizing the shape, and that might not be what you want. Press enter to apply the changes.
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Given 2011-01-20
Vector Week is the perfect time to feature 52 Halftone Patterns by ~Faeriedreamer. Suggester's words: This is a great vector resource to ensure your halftone patterns are 100% vector. It's also free to use for personal and commercial purposes. [Artist requires only a comment with a link to see how they are used.] ( Suggested by ChewedKandi and Featured by FantasyStock )
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
hittatandblekning Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
I will surely download this.I hope it will work for windows7..huhu.. Love it.
Artcanos Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It works excellent!! Thank you very much :D

Here's the link of the piece i used it for!…

For the ones that don't get it at first like i did, you got to import the PDF file into Illustrator! It works :)
JJJudy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
It works well! Thank you~~
horizer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you)
keolyoliveira Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Interface Designer
teriyaki1993 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Graaacias *-* Thank you :3
amandayuri Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I can't understand how to use in Photoshop, where is the link?
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner May 8, 2014

These patterns are for Illustrator, not Photoshop. Link is on the right hand side of the page.
bloodyou Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
where can i download it? i didn't find it?
taxlady3 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Does anyone have any idea where I can find very thin acrylic plastic templates for drawing uniform, consistent dots on paper.  My design is 100 dots per sq inch, but if you know of ANY I can ask if they have the one I need.

Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Sorry, I do not, I do all my halftones digitally (hence this freebie). Could you maybe use these patterns and print full sheets on acetate? And when it comes to half toning by hand, I think they are actually stickers or rub-ons, not templates...
Coffeere Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can I use it in gimp in or Sai?
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
No, I don't think it will work. They are vector patterns, created with Illustrator. If you can open it in Illustrator, and covert them, then in theory it should work.
Coffeere Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sad face
Frantic1987 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
yzoezy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
AshHarry Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
These are fantastic! Thankyou.
This may be a dumb question, but is there any way to change the colour of the dots/background?
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
1) Drag the swatch out of the swatch pallet onto your artboard.
2) Ungroup it.
3) Select only the dots, change their color (they must be all the same color, or the repeating pattern won't work anymore.)
If you also want to change the background color, copy and "paste in back" the box that has no fill/no stroke. Change it's color, but leave the "no stroke".
4) Select the box with no fill/no stroke and "send it to back". The invisible box (no stroke no fill) is what defines the edges of the repeating pattern, it must be on the bottom, or the pattern won't repeat.
5) Select the 2 boxes and the dots and drag it back into the swatch pallet, it will create a new swatch.
Good luck!
yousuke0527 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you for these patterns. simple and good.
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Your welcome :)
Havoc-The-Tenrec Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
The preview and download button doesn't work :(
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Works fine for me. Try another browser? Try again later? Might be a problem on Deviantart's end.
reekae Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
The download won't work on my mac but the thought of having these available to me makes me want to hit the LOVE smiley!
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
It should... If the download button itself is giving you issues try another browser...
Thanks for the love :)
reekae Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Now I'm hitting love... I got it! Thanks for saving me a ton of time.
thirtythr33studio Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a million, saved me lots of time!
RobinChristine7 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Amazing patterns!! Okay for commercial use?? Thank you for your time spent!! :)
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Yup feel free to use for any project. :)
balticmark Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
why you done it so hard? :)
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Hun? I'm not sure I get what you mean.
sok-ol Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Great! very usefull
AiweAlako Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Some people are just plain awesome. You are one of them :love:
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Thanks :)
Hito85 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thanks !! :)
sekou88 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
thanks allot
CloudN Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for these, I used them here for my vector customizations:

Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Sweet! Nice work!
viramz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much for this. Will be very usefull.
BillAlger Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Can't wait to try these out. Thanks! :)
cmoflg Featured By Owner May 23, 2011 working in CS5...i import the PDF, then open swatches and make sure that "show all swatches" is checked.... and yet, no swatches are showing up. :/....seems like no one else is having this problem, any trouble shooting tips for me?
~ so excited to use these polka dots!!
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Try *opening* the PDF, not importing. Let me know if that works.
Alone-In-The-Crowd Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Photographer
I am having the same issue. Was this resolved?
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
In illustrator you can just *open* (not import) PDFs, Give it a try. This was made in CS2 if I recall.
aun099 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Strange that you just linked back to my account ^.^
Psychedemic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to use this in my senior project, please : )
thank you!
Faeriedreamer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Go for it.
rascalphoto Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
working on some line art for a class...this is terrific
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