Halftones are an important part of daily printing techniques, most notably used in screen printing. But halftones have also found their way into iconic design and illustration because of their unique look, regardless of the application.
In this class, Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Jon Brommet, will teach you the various methods for creating halftones in both Photoshop and Illustrator. Whether you are comfortable with one program or the other, you will find the best methods to create stunning halftone designs.
Although it is expected that you have a basic understanding of one of the programs (or both), you may be able to follow this class without any prior knowledge.
In this class you will create a bad-ass halftone portrait of your favorite pet, character, or yourself! You will have learned some cool new halftone techniques, so use one or more of them in your illustration.
See you in class!
Students will understand what a halftone is and how it is used in a daily setting.
In this video I am going to show you how to create halftones in both Illustrator and Photoshop. Please note that I do mention the effect is not easily editable in Photoshop compared to Illustrator. However, I did not know of a work-around at the time. In Photoshop, if you right click on the layer with the gradient, then select convert to smart object before you add your Color Halftone effect, you can then edit the effect at later dates much like you can in Illustrator.
In this video you will learn how to take a raster halftone effect and convert it to vector so you can easily add colour to it and manipulate it as needed. There are pros and cons to doing this, but I will show you what those are so you can make an informed decision on how you build your halftones.
In this video you will learn how to create a halftone using the bitmap method in Photoshop. It gives you more control, but it takes a bit longer to get the effect. The good thing about this is if you are not comfortable using Illustrator, you do not need to at all to get this effect.
This video goes a step further to give you some ideas of how to make your halftones a bit more interesting by experimenting with brushes and texture.
Oh boy, these things are always awkward. Should I talk about myself in the third person like an accomplished wordsmith who compliments my every trait? Or should I just keep it real? Do people still say keep it real? Oh uh, I think I already fucked this thing all up. Great, now I even swore. Good thing no one reads these things. Wait, what?
I think you already know this by now, but I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I graduated from a 3-year design college with honours in 2008. So I've been a full time designer since then. See what I did there? I didn't say I've been designing for 'X' amount of years, that way I never have to update this thing. Genius!
I've been working full time since the day I graduated in a print, design, and sign shop in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario. It's tagline is "In the Heart of Muskoka". Muskoka was actually rated the number 1 place in the world for a summer vacation by National Geographic. Or something like that. No one said I'd need to fact check in my own bio!
I actually live in Barrie which is about an hour North of Toronto. Bracebridge is about an hour North of Barrie. What is this, a geography lesson? Moving on...
The beauty of being the only designer in a small print shop is it doesn't satisfy my need for creativity. That may sound like a negative, but it forces me to go home with a hunger to create. For this reason I freelance, illustrate, and teach on the side! So you could say I'm fairly busy. At least when I'm not napping. I should probably delete that last sentence. But I've got to wrap this thing up and get back to the grind. So there's no time to delete!
So that's basically that. If you want to get a-hold of me I'm on basically every social media thingamajig @JonBrommet. You can also check out my website at the link below.
Congrats if you made it to the end of this train wreck! Also, see a doctor. You probably have one of those obsessive compulsive disorders where you need to finish things. Like reading a terrible bio.
Seriously though, check out my classes. You'll love them like your mother. Also, I promise not to try and be funny, I just keep it real! Seriously though, do people still say that?
- Jon Brommet