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Screetones with Loom #1: What is a Screentone?

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Published: April 13, 2012
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I know this one is kind of boring, but it's really condensed and simplified if you'll believe me. We'll actually be pulling from this as we go, and it'll make so much more sense as we progress!

Knowing these things is important! Especially when it comes time to make our own screens in Photoshop! :B See you next time.

We'll learn what attributes describe a halftone. What do all those numbers mean? What are all those options? Yes. Be there or be square!


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.

:bulletred: Thames and Hudson Manual of Rendering with Pen and Ink by Robert W. Gill.

:bulletred: Wikipedia with listed credits to each article.

:bulletred: Real World: Scanning & Halftones by David Blatner, Conrad Chavez, Glenn Fleishman, and Steve Roth. Blatner.


:star: In-text References:
1. Manufacturer-supplied first use date for Zip-A-Tone
2. Manufacturer-supplied first use date for Chart-Pak
3. Manufacturer-supplied first use date for Letratone
4. Real World: Scanning & Halftones by David Blatner, Conrad Chavez, Glenn Fleishman, and Steve Roth. Blatner.


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

Thanks to :iconerin314:
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Very informative and easy to understand.
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I'm glad!
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I love this. Super informative.
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I'm glad!
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thankyou
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You're welcome! :D
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Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Thank you! :heart:
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congrats to your DD! >w<
this is awesome <3
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Congrats on the Daily Deviation!
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:iconcongratzplz: on your lovely deviation
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Thanks! :heart:
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LOOOMYYY! Congrats on the Daily Deviation! 
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Myooooonaaaaaaaaaaaa~ :heart:
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I confess...

I still have some sheets of LetraTone...!

They were hard to use...

and expensive...!

The size and angle of the pattern...

had to match the Perspective...

 

Used creativily...

they belong to Op-art...

Pointilism...and before that...

to Impressionism...

 

Long before that...

patterns of small dots...is in use...

in printing...silk screening...

and is part...of weawing...

to achieve tones...

 

Patterns...

have always been a Means...

of expression...

Rythm...

 

One more Screen is present:

The one we are looking at...!

Here...

Light is the pixels that are On...!

A White photograph...

is heavier in bits...

than a Black...

because more pixels are on...

 

A screensaver is something Black...

 

From Light...to light...

but the translation...

is still important ...

personal...and interresting...!

 

Greetings Taylor...

Great modern take...

on a Classic theme...

Jakob.

 

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Thank you for that poetic history lesson! :heart:

:iconclapsplz: :iconclapplz: :iconcoolplz:

Thanks also for reading it.
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Thank You for writing the Whole series...!

Your take...

on highly specialized...

and dry subjects...

is Very invitational...

As Will-I-Am says: Fresh...!

I enjoyed reading...

And your tutorials...

inspire me/us to Draw...!

 

Suddenly...

my screen tones...

have come alive...!

shapeshifting and morphing...

In true Disney...and Manga style...

they have become: "Screen TOONS"...!

 

Greetings Taylor...

'Grats...on the well deserved DD...

Jakob.

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Congratulations on having your piece featured as one of today's Daily Deviations! :love:
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Thank you! I didn't rightly know until everyone drew my attention to it! :heart: Thanks so much!
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You're very welcome :hug:

I get that response a lot lol You must have logged on and gone 'Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!" :faint:

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I love how well you organized this information, its quick and to the point, love the jokes too! Did you study this in a school and organized your notes to form this tutorial?
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