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Screentones with Loom #2: Anatomy of a Halftone

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Published: April 13, 2012
© 2012 - 2020 HeyTayHolt
OH MY GOD. Too much scanning, too much reading! This took me...a very long time to do, so I hope you enjoy it!

And I lied. We didn't get to overlaying tones. There was too much to cover! With the lpi and the % and...and Cell.

But we *DID* learn what lpi (lines per inch) is, so that forms the basis for learning how to overlay tones. (Also, it forms the foundation for choosing how to convert to halftone screen in Photoshop. How to make tones look good in MangaStudio... It's the basis for many things...)

Next time...! Suggestions for future things welcome.


Planned Topics:

1. What is a Screentone?
2. Anatomy of a Halftone: Frequency, Angle, and Spot Shape
3. Before We Start: High-Res, Low-Res.
4. Moire Pattern and Overlays



:star: Image credits alongside each image.

:star: In-text References:

1. Real World: Scanning & Halftones by David Blatner, Conrad Chavez, Glenn Fleishman, and Steve Roth. Blatner.
2. Draw Your Own Manga: All the Basics. Haruno Nagatomo.


DISCLAIMER. Cell belongs to Akira Toriyama... :iconcellplz:

Thanks to :iconerin314:
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Just-peep Artist
This is an absolutely wonderful tutorial, thanks so much for taking the time to make it! It made everything simple to understand. :thumbsup:
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HeyTayHoltProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks so much for reading and glad you felt it was easy to understand.  All resources will be moving to my website soon, so keep an eye on announcements here if you'd like. 
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I know this is late, but thanks for sharing, Loom. Keep up the awesome work! :D
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HeyTayHoltProfessional Interface Designer
Ah, thank you!
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AuroraArt Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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DakCarStudent Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making this tutorial!
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You're welcome. :)
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